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The City of West Columbia delivers discarded Christmas trees to SCDNR

West Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the City of West Columbia, SC are working to repurpose old Christmas trees.

The City of West Columbia will be picking up discarded Christmas trees through Tuesday, Jan. 15 and taking them to SCDNR.

Fisheries staff with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are using the discarded Christmas trees provided by the City of West Columbia to increase fish habitat in Lake Murray.

This winter approximately 300 Christmas trees will be deployed among 12 of Lake Murray’s 24 fish attractor locations.

Once on the lake bottom, Christmas trees and other suitable materials provide a surface where aquatic insects live and grow. These insects, in turn, attract small fish that are fed upon by larger fish.

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