Repurposing Christmas Trees: Creating underwater habitats and combating erosion

As the holiday season comes to an end, old Christmas trees are finding new purpose.
In some places, that new space is underwater!

According to Kansas State University Forester, Charlie Barden, “They kind of acted as a mini coral reef, different vegetation, algae, plants will grow around on the branches and that will attract young fish and small minerals like that, and the larger fish will come into the shade and the shelter provided by the sunken tree.”

Barton says that some beach towns repurpose Christmas trees to combat erosion.

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