Live Christmas trees needed for fish attractors

Staff Report

December 30, 2013

As New Year’s Day approaches, many around the region will be taking down their live Christmas trees and needing a place to discard them.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Martins Fork Lake and Tractor Supply Company are asking for donations of live Christmas trees to be used for fish attractors in the lake.

These dense, woody structures provide sufficient habitat for fish to hide and reproduce, said Dave Robinson, resource manager at Martin’s Fork.

The trees may be dropped off at two convenient locations in Harlan County. The first is at a black trailer in the Tractor Supply Company parking lot near Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital today through Jan. 6. The other location is at the Martins Fork Lake boat ramp in Smith.

Robinson said it is important to make certain all trees dropped off have all decorations removed.

For more information or if you would like to volunteer at the lake, contact Sue Bush or Robinson at 606-573-7655.