MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- What do you do with the Christmas tree after the holidays…give it to a fish. Complete your gift giving by donating your discarded tree for fish cover on Bull Shoals or Norfork lakes. Many local anglers sink old Christmas trees to improve fish habitat.
Take your old Christmas tree to any Corps of Engineers boat ramp on Norfork or Bull Shoals lakes and deposit them to the side of the ramp, being careful not to block it or the parking areas.
Only real trees will be accepted and must be free of ornaments and tinsel to prevent harm to fish. Everyone is welcome to pick up a tree to sink as fish cover. Any unclaimed trees will be sunk by Corps of Engineers personnel at a later date.
If you have any questions regarding this program contact Natural Resource Specialist Ty Fowler at 870-425-2700, ext. 1433.
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Release no. 13-091