St. Louis County Parks hosting Christmas tree recycling program

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St. Louis County Parks and the Missouri Department of Conservation have teamed up once again to offer the public a program to recycle their unwanted Christmas trees through Jan. 16.

Trees that are collected will be sunk by the Department of Conservation in Spanish Lake to create habitats for fish. Trees that are not used as fish habitats will be mulched. Residents can drop off their undecorated, natural-cut Christmas tree at one of four  locations:

• Bee Tree Park – 2701 Finestown Road, 63129
• Spanish Lake Park – 12500 Spanish Pond Road, 63138
• Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park – 13777 Marine Avenue, 63146
• Queeny Park – 550 Weidman Road, 63011

All trees must be cleared of tinsel, ornaments and decorations before they are accepted by Parks operation staff. Only trees from residential homes will be accepted. For more information, call (314) 615-4386.