From: The Tennessean
Donate your Christmas trees to the elephants
Elephants are the world’s largest land animal, which means that have big appetites. In fact, elephants can consume approximately 150 pounds of fruits, vegetables, grain and plant material each day, including Christmas trees, which contain sweet resin that is high in nutrients.
Middle Tennessee residents are invited to donate their Christmas trees to the elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Caregivers will deliver the donated trees to the habitats to provide enrichment and supplement the elephants’ decreased foraging opportunities during the winter months.
All ornaments, hooks, garland, tinsel, and decorations must be removed from Christmas trees prior to donation. Trees containing flocking, paint or dye will not be accepted.