Christmas Trees Help Fish in Allatoona Lake

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  • CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Christmas Trees now sitting in north Georgia living rooms could soon be headed head for the bottom of Allatoona Lake in an effort to build fish habitat.

    News reports say that Keep Bartow Beautiful is urging residents to bring their old Christmas trees to collection centers.

    Those trees are eventually secured to concrete molds on the lakebed that give fish a place to breed and protection from predators. As an added benefit, the trees help draw fish to favorite angling spots.

    Keep Bartow Beautiful director Sheri Henshaw said state rules forbid tossing Christmas trees into landfills, which helps promote the recycling program.

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