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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Taking Christmas Trees for Fish Habitats

MARION (WQRL/WISH/WMCL) – The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge says if you haven’t had a chance to get rid of your live Christmas tree, you can do so by dropping it off at their old fisheries building parking lot on Illinois 148 just south of Old Illinois 13 in Marion.

According to the Refuge’s Facebook post, the trees will be used to create fish habitat in refuge lakes. You are asked to remove all ornaments from your tree prior to dropping it off.