Christmas Trees Repurposed as Protection for Fishies
When you think of recycling your Christmas tree, perhaps you don't first think of how it might help out your local water-dwelling creatures. But if so, you are remiss; this year, the Riverside County Waste Management Department and the California Department of Fish and Game are working together to turn your former ornament-hanger into a habitat for small fish.
The Press-Enterprise reports that the trees can be used to protect the ocean life from larger, predatory fish. NBC Los Angeles adds that the set-up also prevents the little guys from being overfished.
It's not clear exactly how this protective dwelling will be constructed -- like a fort? Made out of branches? -- but it does sound like a happy next chapter in life for your yuletide flora.