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Christmas trees can be used as fish habitats

HILLS (KWWL) -- Christmas may still be a week away, and you probably haven't thought much about taking down all those decorations.  But once the presents are unwrapped and the visiting family has left, what are you going to do with that tree?

Well, an organization in Johnson County would like you to give it to them to swim with the fishes.

That's right, the Johnson County Heritage Trust wants to use your Christmas tree as natural fish habitats in the Belgum Grove pond.

Fish use natural wood for laying eggs and as natural fish habitats.

All they ask is that you clean the tree of decorations, especially tinsel, and bring it to the Johnson County Heritage Trust Belgum Grove property located four miles west of Hills, on the south side of 500th Street (County Road F62).

There is a designated area for trees to be dropped off and they should be brought no later than January 8, 2010.

For more information, call 338-7030 or email

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