As the holiday season winds down, the goats at Blaszak Centennial Farm in Alpine Township have a unique way of celebrating: by feasting on discarded Christmas trees.

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This unusual tradition not only provides a nutritious treat for the goats but also offers an eco-friendly solution for disposing of Christmas trees.

Benefits of Goats Eating Christmas Trees

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The goats enjoy the pine needles, which are rich in vitamins and nutrients. The trees also serve as a natural de-wormer, adding to the health benefits for the goats.

Remove Everything Off of The Christmas Tree

If you're going to donate your real Christmas tree there are a few things you must do.

End of Christmas. Old discarded christmas tree.
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The trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments, and any chemical treatments, as these can be harmful to the animals.

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Christmas goat at the Christmas tree in a festive cap (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The practice of feeding Christmas trees to goats is not unique to Blaszak Centennial Farm. Farms and animal sanctuaries across the country have adopted this sustainable method of recycling Christmas trees.

It's a win-win situation: the goats get a tasty and nutritious treat, and the trees are kept out of landfills.

So, next holiday season, consider donating your Christmas tree to a local farm. It's an act that benefits the environment and brings joy to the goats.

Just remember to remove all decorations and ensure the tree is free of harmful chemicals before donation

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