Your Christmas Tree has been the center of attention for the holiday season. So what do you do with the tree after you have removed all of the precious decorations and lights?

Your Christmas Tree has been the center of attention for the holiday season. So what do you do with the tree after you have removed all of the precious decorations and lights? Why not recycle the used tree to become habitat for fish at the Lake of the Ozarks. This is not only a good way to make sure the tree doesn’t go to waste, it is a great lesson for children on recycling and the trees provide much needed habitat for the many species of fish here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Also, most Missouri landfills do not accept Christmas trees. Greg Stoner, a Fisheries Management Biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said “this is a win, win situation. It will help keep discarded trees from along the lake’s roadways and provides much needed cover for fish at the lake.” Over the last four years over 300 trees have been converted to fish habitat.

Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park would like to help by taking your old tree and placing it in the Niangua Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. Just drop off your old tree with all of the decorations removed from 9am to 4pm daily (except New Year’s Day) at Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park at 526 Bridal Cave Rd, just north of Camdenton, Missouri. Christmas trees will be accepted through January 6 2020. Steve Thompson, General Manager of the park stated,’ It seemed like an ideal opportunity to help recycle the old Christmas trees as we have the room on our parking facility to collect the discarded trees, are located right on the lake and have the shoreline to place the beds.” Bridal Cave would like to add extra incentive not to waste your tree this year. For every tree donated you will receive a coupon good for 25% off admissions anytime during the 2020 season.

For more information please contact Steve Thompson, General Manager, Bridal Cave Thunder Mountain Park at 573-346-2676 or info@bridalcave.com.