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Your Christmas tree could help Kentucky's fish

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 14:57:18-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has a solution for people wanting to get rid of their natural Christmas trees after the holidays.

Instead of putting it on the street or just leaving it in the backyard until spring, you can donate your tree to be used for fish habitat.

Fisheries Director Ron Brooks said the agency tries to get numerous trees every year to sink them for the fish.

The trees must be natural and free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland or any other decorations. The state will accept them at 35 locations in 29 counties across Kentucky until Jan. 15.

The only location in Northern Kentucky is at the Boltz Lake Boat Ramp in Grant County.

For more information, visit the agency's Christmas tree recycling page.