Your Christmas Tree Can Help A Fisherman

The cities of Tyler and Longview are trying to help with this year's post-Christmas clean-up. After taking the ornaments and tinsel off your Christmas tree, you can donate the tree for recycling.

In Tyler, you can drop off your tree at Golden Road Park or Fun Forest Park at the designated areas until January fifth.

Longview's McWhorter Park and Stamper Park will also accept trees, beginning Saturday and continuing through January the fourth.

Rather than mulch the trees, they will actually be reused. The trees will be taken by local fishermen, who will place them underwater to improve fish habitats.

Reid Kerr reporting.