Christmas trees are being used to fill fish habitats at Saguaro Lake

The holidays have come to an end in Arizona, and the state's Game and Fish Department is taking advantage of those discarded Christmas trees for a cause of the aquatic variety.

According to Dave Weedman, the department's aquatic habitat program manager, discarded trees were used at an event to fill habitats for fish at Saguaro Lake on Saturday.

"It really benefits the fish that live in the reservoir," Weedman said.

By taking trees that would otherwise be thrown out, the department was able to collect more than 1,000, giving them renewed purpose.

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