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Maryland State Parks Seek Donated Christmas Trees for Birds

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WASHINGTON (AP/WBOC)- Maryland State Parks' Scales and Trails program is looking for recycled Christmas trees to use inside the aviaries at six state parks.
    
Ranger Sarah Milbourne with the Department of Natural Resources says that Christmas trees are now being welcomed at Assateague State Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, Deep Creek Lake State Park, Pocomoke River State Park, Rocky Gap State Park and Tuckahoe State Park. She says the trees provide cover and enrichment for animals that came into the program because they are wounded, and can't be returned to the wild.
    
Milbourne says the trees will be used by the many raptors in the parks, including bald eagles, kestrels, and barred and barn owls. Screech owls especially like nestling into the trees.
    
Before donating your tree, make sure all decorations - including tinsel - have been removed.
    
More information about recycling Christmas trees can be found at the Maryland Park Service website.
    

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