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5 steps to reusing your Christmas tree

By: Meredith Darlington on Dec. 31, 2009, 7:10 a.m.
Tree in a pond with fish graphic

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Create a natural habitat

Christmas trees deposited in lakes or ponds can serve as fish habitats. The trees provide shelter and places for fish to find food. However, don't just drop your tree into the first body of water you see. If you don't own the pond or lake, be sure to get permission.