The Missouri Department of Conservation invites Missourians to drop off their cut Christmas trees to be used for habitat improvement around central Missouri. MDC will accept trees any time of day through the end of January. To donate your tree, remove all decorations, and bring the tree to a drop-off site. MDC fisheries staff collect discarded natural trees to submerge in area lakes and ponds. Once submerged, these trees offer habitat for a variety of native fish species. Trees may also be dropped off at Lebanon Public Works for disposal free of cost, or if you live in the country you may simply place the tree under bird feeders in your backyard to provide cover for birds and other wildlife.