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Recycled Christmas trees provide new fish habitat

Published 5:42pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Powell said more than 5,000 trees were brought back to recycle creating opportunities to distribute the trees in several lakes along the Coosa River.

As each boat unloaded various sized tree bundles, Powell commented that the spots would be “sweetened up tremendously” by the new fish habitats.

“It is kind of like we are delivering Christmas to the fish today,” Powell said. “The fish are going to love it.”

For more information on tracking the coordinates of the habitats placed in Lake Mitchell visit

Powell said the coordinates would not be immediately posted but should be up within the next couple of weeks.

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  • matthewj

    wow…im glad i came across this article…my fam is always trying to find new ways to reuse or make better use of stuff. and since we are big on christmas i will def let them know about this. we get a lot of decorations from different places like and its always a good time. usually have like 3 trees throughout our home, so we can def make something of this

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