Hartwell Lake seeks Christmas Trees for Fish Attractors

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26, 2017, through Jan. 25, 2018. The recycled trees will be used as fish attractors in Hartwell Lake. Trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and then submerged in various locations marked with fish attractor buoys. All ornaments and tinsel must be removed before dropping the trees off. Wire-bound wreaths are not accepted. Christmas trees can be dropped off at Big Oaks Recreation Area and Poplar Springs boat ramp in Georgia. Trees can also be dropped off at Twin Lakes and Friendship boat ramps in South Carolina. Mount Lebanon Elementary School in Pendleton will also be a drop-off location. Trees can be dropped at the school from Dec. 26 through Jan. 18, 2018. The drop-off area will be roped off near the entrance to the school.