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Recycled Christmas Trees Help for Fishing

Recycled Christmas Trees Help for Fishing

Recycling is bringing about a lot of good changes to our lives, and now recycled Christmas trees will bring some excellent fishing opportunities for us. On the occasion of Earth Day, i.e. on Monday 22nd April, recycled Christmas trees were made use of in a new way. About 50 of these trees were placed at a location at Lake Glacier of Mill Creek Park. They will provide a good habitat for fishes.

This was done in a joint effort by the state wildlife officials, sheriff’s office and the Mahoning County division of recycling.

Lou Vega, the interim recycling director of the Mahoning County told that fish flock to these trees and lay eggs. The trees provide a good breeding ground for them. They also attract other fish and thus Christmas trees can be recycled in an excellent way.

Christmas trees make the best fish habitat and actually offer shade and refuge which fish look for. Smaller fish attract larger predators too and thus an amazing fishing spot is created by the trees.

The trees which are seated in water start decomposing and attract bugs which eat the decomposed wood. Smaller fish are attracted towards these bugs and larger fish are attracted to them.

The event was organized to encourage fishing as well as recycling and the Mill Creek Metro Parks too. This is possibly the first time when the trees were dropped in the Lake Glacier. The trees are expected to serve as fish concentration structures which will help anglers get more fish. Normally the trees are put in 6 to 8 feet of water and serve as fish habitat for about 3 years.

Of late, the Berlin Reservoir, West Branch, Lake Milton, Mosquito Lake and other major lakes in Ohio were benefitted from recycled Christmas trees collected from recycling drop-spots and the unsold stock from vendors.

Apart from trees, ODNR has utilized recycled utility cable spools and wooden pallets to form fish habitats in Ohio lakes.