ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) – Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree after the joyous sounds of holiday music fades away?
St. Louis County Parks and the Missouri Department of Conversation might have a solution. St. Louis County Parks is accepting used natural Christmas trees to make fish habitats in Creve Coeur Lake, Spanish Park Lake and Bee Tree Lake.
"Our lakes are manmade or have been dredged so there's not much fish cover in them," said Jim Gerken, park operations manager. "Christmas trees are a great way to create cover in the winter."
The trees also help fisherman, since they benefit popular fish like largemouth bass, redear sunfish and crappie.
You can donate trees at any of the below parks between now and Jan. 20:
Creve Coeur Park - Creve Coeur Sailboat Cove
Spanish Lake Park - O'Mara parking lot
Bee Tree Park – Lake parking lot