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Is this a good way to recycle Christmas trees?

L.A. Times 2013/01/05 18:27:29
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The ghosts of Christmas past can be found in some unusual places. The bottom of Lake Havasu, for instance. There, thousands of Christmas trees sunk by wildlife biologists have found a second life as fish habitat in an ecosystem damaged by the damming of the Colorado River decades ago.

The trees decompose around pipes and concrete, helping them grow a skin of mosses and algae that serve as fish food. The artificial reefs also offer places for young fish to hide from predators.

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  • anthony.berkut 2013/01/17 21:05:01
  • Sophie 2013/01/10 00:18:37
    No
    Sophie
    Not at all, you should maybe give them water
  • BigKwell 2013/01/09 20:18:07
    No
    BigKwell
    +1
    I say, mulch the trees for landscaping.
  • wildcat 2013/01/09 02:02:06
    Yes
    wildcat
    fish hatchery
  • RJeffreySavlov 2013/01/08 23:38:53
    Yes
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    It's also a good place for liberal politicians.
  • Apache 2013/01/08 20:46:31
  • Mike 2013/01/08 20:27:02
    Yes
    Mike
    +1
    as good as any, I'd say.

    Certainly more healthy than plastic water bottles!
  • Bob P. Clarkson 2013/01/08 19:45:56
    Yes
    Bob P. Clarkson
    +1
    Wow, what has been known and used by fishermen, hunters and people living by the sea and oceans for hundreds of years has not been officially validated.
    What took them so long?
    Oh, right, they are a branch of the government.
    Think of how much money they could have saved if they would have spoken to one hunter, one fisherman and someone who lives on a sandy beach where erosion is a problem?
  • bootlegga 2013/01/08 19:44:48
    Yes
    bootlegga
    Sounds like a pretty good way to recycle them to me.
  • t.eliot, topbard 2013/01/08 19:43:00
    Yes
    t.eliot, topbard
    As long as no other unseen or unknown environmental damage is being created.
  • firelooker 2013/01/08 18:51:22
    Yes
    firelooker
    I'm not a fisherman but if they help restore the ecosystem man destroyed then I'm all for it.
  • joe keeney 2013/01/08 18:35:11
    Yes
    joe keeney
    Been doing in texas for years.
  • GeminiWolf 2013/01/08 18:20:00
    Yes
    GeminiWolf
    +1
    This is great to see.
  • Vieuphoria 2013/01/08 17:58:54
    Yes
    Vieuphoria
    Very
  • TruXter 2013/01/08 17:08:10
    Yes
    TruXter
    The whole killing of trees for a month of enjoyment and celebrating a creator, is sickening .
  • Cortland 2013/01/08 16:11:46
    Yes
    Cortland
    as long as the trees are free of any decor
  • John T. 2013/01/08 16:03:03
    Yes
    John T.
    +1
    For years Christmas trees have been used along the gulf coast to help restore sand dunes. Trees placed in lakes and in other water ways provide erosion protection and habitat for aquatic life like fish.
  • David 2013/01/08 15:58:56
    Yes
    David
    +1
    This has always been a very good way to foster fish population growth.
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/01/08 15:15:13
    Yes
    ivegotloveinmypants
    It seems very efficient. It should be adopted worldwide.
  • Ronzo 2013/01/08 15:08:38
    No
    Ronzo
    +1
    NO mainly because its not an XMAS tree its a CHRISTmas tree tied to the celebration of JESUS CHRISTS Birth. If You don't like Christian celebrations move somewhere that does not practice them. A fool saith in his Heart there is no God.
  • TruXter Ronzo 2013/01/08 17:09:52
    TruXter
    +1
    I am quite positive that Jesus didn't say "hey, go grow a tree, and then cut it down, and put it on display in your living room at the wrong time of the year, to celebrate my existence".

    I feel safe in calling Xmas when it has nothing to do with Christ at all.
  • Rave Ronzo 2013/01/08 17:57:13
    Rave
    +1
    "Xmas" Means "Christmas"

    "X" from the letter for "Christ" in Greek

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    Besides, this is hardly the point of the topic.
  • Bob P. ... Ronzo 2013/01/08 19:27:16
    Bob P. Clarkson
    @Ronzo,
    Sorry my friend, but you evidently haven't studied your Christian history very much. Xmas is NOT a derogatory term aimed to harm Christians. The letter that, in Greek, conforms most closely is written as an X. The first name of Christ begins with that Greek letter, so for 2,000+ years that X has stood for Christ.
    The reason for this goes back to the Jewish faith (of which the most famous Jew of all time was Jesus) where the name of The Lord not only shouldn't be taken in vain, but shouldn't even be written down. Thus the X standing for Christ.
    Christians at the time were persecuted not only by the Jews, but by the followers of all faiths in the Middle East. Talking with someone who might be a Christian was confirmed by one person drawing an arc in the dirt in front of him and the other drawing an arc in front of himself starting it the point from which the first person started. This arc crossed at what would be the tail and overlapped, making a crude outline of a fish (some historians believe this is in recognition of Jesus' feeding of the crowds with the fish). Where the tail crosses, an X is formed, signifying that both parties were Christian and cold speak freely of their religion.
  • Debra Smith 2013/01/08 14:29:24
  • Mae 2013/01/08 10:33:49
    Yes
    Mae
    +2
    Sure, why not? Re-purposing the used trees, whatever ways people have found, is better than just throwing them into the landfills! I would imagine it would make great cover for young fish to be raised in!
  • Cal 2013/01/08 10:31:57
    Yes
    Cal
    +3
    Seems better than burning them or leaving them to rot.
  • Chukroast 2013/01/08 08:17:52
    Yes
    Chukroast
    +3
    The fish can start their own restaurant and call it Fir and Fins.
  • reaper 2013/01/08 07:34:06
    Yes
    reaper
    I don't see how it can cause any harm.
  • Sachikø-the-shy-kunøichi 2013/01/08 07:03:49
    Yes
    Sachikø-the-shy-kunøichi
    +3
    Why not it's good recycling! (:
  • Daryl 2013/01/08 06:29:20
    Yes
    Daryl
    +8
    Anything that promotes fishing.

    lake havasu fishing
  • roxie 2013/01/08 06:22:08
    Yes
    roxie
    +2
    Maybe.
    I recall that used x-mas trees create homes and food for fish?!
  • mich52 2013/01/08 05:05:55
  • roxie mich52 2013/01/08 06:23:21
    roxie
    Ya see I've heard of that too.
  • Resp 2013/01/08 05:00:37 (edited)
  • flowercivic 2013/01/08 03:36:35
    Yes
    flowercivic
    +2
    awesome idea!
  • keeper 2013/01/08 03:20:15
    Yes
    keeper
    +2
    We use them down here to form sand dunes,,,
  • RH 2013/01/08 03:12:00
    Yes
    RH
    +3
    They do this at a lot of lakes. It makes for good bedding for them. There is no reason for anyone to vote no. Not one.
  • Catita 2013/01/08 02:53:32
    Yes
    Catita
    +2
    not only good for the ecosystem, but elephants love the tasty Christmas trees according to NBC news, the Berlin Zoo, Germany, feed the elephants only with unsold Christmas trees.
  • happyhappyhappy 2013/01/08 01:52:54
    Yes
    happyhappyhappy
    +3
    Of course it is! Nothing bad about this.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/08 00:35:37
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    ANYTHING GOOD FOR THE ECOSYSTEM...

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