VIDEO: Old Christmas Trees Get New Life on Poplar Island

Christmas is more than two months behind us, but some of those dry, forgotten evergreen trees have just started a second career on the Chesapeake Bay. When folks in Easton put their trees out for pickup, they weren’t just mulched. More than 150 Christmas trees were loaded onto a boat and motored out to Poplar Island, the ever-growing island built with dredged material from the Port of Baltimore’s shipping channels.

There, the trees become habitat for waterfowl. Bay Bulletin’s Cheryl Costello got a special look at the Christmas tree project in action. Watch below: