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Recycle Christmas trees as habitat shelters in Wappapello Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be accepting Christmas trees to reuse them as parts of animal shelters and habitats at Wappapello Lake in Wayne County, Missouri. (Source: KFVS) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be accepting Christmas trees to reuse them as parts of animal shelters and habitats at Wappapello Lake in Wayne County, Missouri. (Source: KFVS)
LAKE WAPPAPELLO, MO (KFVS) -

Christmas is right around the corner and many in the Heartland have already put up their Christmas trees to help celebrate the season.

But once the holidays have come and gone, what happens to the trees that are no longer of use?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a solution.

Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be accepting Christmas trees to reuse them as parts of animal shelters and habitats at Wappapello Lake in Wayne County, Missouri.

The drop-off location will be at Redman Creek boat ramp at Wappapello Lake, and will be marked with a sign for visitors. 

The trees will then become property owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and will be used to provide shelters, breeding and resting areas and other such structures for animals like fish, quail and rabbits. 

For more information, you can call Natural Resources Specialist Jeremy Jackson at the Wappapello Lake Project Office at 573-222-8562.

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