When the Holidays are over and the lights are coming down, the final task of
the season is getting rid of the tree. Instead of throwing out your Christmas
tree, let it live again as fish habitat. KDFWR has drop-off points across the
state where you can bring your old tree and put it to good use. KDFWR will take
your tree and combine it with others to create fish attractors for lakes all
over the state. These brush reefs provide nesting and rearing habitat for
gamefish as well as creating homes for invertebrates and smaller fishes that
provide food for larger fish. Just clean your tree of all of the artificial
decorations, lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc. and drop it off at one of our
locations below, during daylight hours only (between 8:00am and 5:00pm).
This year we have several projects planned, including improvements to fish habitat on Benjy Kinman Lake in Henry County and Carr Creek Lake in Knott County.
Here is what Kentucky Fish and Wildlife does with your donated trees.
Staging trees at the ramp for building fish habitat
Volunteers building pallet and tree structures for fish habitat
Deploying trees in the lake to improve fish habitat
Click Here for a short YouTube video showing what your Christmas tree can do for fish habitat