As we enjoy the beautiful Christmas tree all lit up in our homes this time of year, you may think it is too early to already be thinking of Christmas tree recycling. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Allatoona doesn’t think so. The corps has designated six drop off locations for residents who want to recycle their Christmas trees. Several of which are very convenient to the Towne Lake area.
The sites will open on December 26 and include –
- Victoria Day Use Area in Woodstock
- Galt’s Ferry Day Use in Acworth
- Sweetwater Campground Overflow parking area in Canton
- Payne Boat Ramp in Acworth
- Blockhouse 1 Fishing Jetty (behind Paw Paw’s Convenience Store) in Cartersville
- Bethany Bridge Fishing Jetty parking area in Cartersville
The trees will be utilized as part of the agency’s Fish Habitat Improvement Program, an initiative that includes federal, state and local government agency partnering with community associations, volunteers and businesses.
When people give the corp their post-holiday Christmas trees, they are anchored to underwater concrete structures, creating habitats for fish once the lake levels rise in the spring. The structures are placed in the lake bed near popular recreation areas, which provides habitat for fish to live, eat and reproduce.
The fish attractors have been designed not only with the fish in mind, but also the angler. For example, most attractors are located within easy casting distance from shore for bank fisherman and are visible on most depth finders for those who fish from a boat.
For more information, contact the Allatoona Lake Project Office at (678) 721-6700.