Give your tree a second chance to bring holiday cheer

This year, consider donating your used tree to a good cause. Lake Norman Shrine Club and Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists are partnering to make post-Christmas clean-up a little easier.

Did you know?

Sinking recycled Christmas trees into freshwater helps create a more favorable ecosystem for fish by attracting tiny organisms and smaller fish that the larger species rely on for food.

Prepping your tree is easy

Simply remove all lights, ornaments and the stand, then place your tree outside on your scheduled pick-up date.

What’s next for your tree

After collections are complete, the trees will be lowered into Lake Norman near Strutts Marina creating a new space for some very happy fish. Last year, more than 150 trees were turned into habitats.

All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital

Please include a $20 donation (though any amount is appreciated) to benefit Shriners Hospital. A member of the Lake Norman Shrine Club will collect your generous donation when they come to pick up the tree. Schedule a tree pick-up by texting your name, address and desired pick-up date to 919-548-2213 or email