SJRA, Texas Parks & Wildlife collecting Christmas trees for fish habitats

Workers loading trees on a dock on Lake Conroe
SJRA workers prepare artificial brush piles to help Lake Conroe's fish. This year, the SJRA is collecting used Christmas trees to create more habitats for aquatic life. (Courtesy of SJRA)

SJRA workers prepare artificial brush piles to help Lake Conroe's fish. This year, the SJRA is collecting used Christmas trees to create more habitats for aquatic life. (Courtesy of SJRA)

The San Jacinto River Authority and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department are collecting used Christmas trees to create fish habitats, according to an SJRA Facebook post.



Undecorated Christmas trees can be dropped off at the west end of the Lake Conroe Dam until Jan. 28. Artificial trees will not be accepted.

According to the SJRA's website, artificial brush piles made from Christmas trees can provide a safe place for young fish to grow and can bolster lake food webs. The trees from this year's drive will be placed in Lake Conroe and weighed down to prevent them from impeding boats.



Donated Christmas trees can be dropped off at the west end of the Lake Conroe Dam, near TX-105 and Sandy Beach Drive.
By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.