Recycling Christmas Trees

by Emily Baird on December 29, 2009 at 6:15 am

If you are planning to get rid of your Christmas tree soon, the city of Zanesville and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking that you recycle your tree.

Fisheries Biologist, Michael Greenlee, says the two groups have been teaming up on this project for about six years and are still collecting between six and seven hundred trees each year.

"The number of trees we’ve been getting has declined over the years. I think a lot of people are going to artificial trees, " says Greenlee.

The trees will be taken to a different location though this year. Instead of heading to Burr Oak State Park, they will be going to Dow Lake, near Athens.

"They’re sunk in water in a six to 12 feet depth, and they actually act as fish concentration devices, " says Greenlee.

Greenlee says the trees act as great fish habitats because they attract food organisms.

The recycling drop-off areas for your Chistmas trees are:

-Dresden Swin Center Parking lot

-Zanesville Street Department

-Muskingum County Fairgrounds

-South Zanesville Village Park

-Duncan Falls Bergin Park

-New Concord old salt bin on Maple Avenue

-Maple Hill Park