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Let's Goat Buffalo accepting Christmas tree donations

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-02 23:22:33-05

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Let's Goat Buffalo, a goat grazing landscaping business, is looking for Christmas tree donations.

“Livestock or animal sanctuaries, even zoos, goat farms, donkey farms, are often looking for folks to donate their Christmas trees after the season," owner of Let's Goat Buffalo Jennifer Zeitler said. “They’re chomping at the bit for something fresh and green and the trees give them that over the winter.”

Zeitler said the goats love to eat most types of live trees, including spruce, pines and firs and the needles provide nutrients.

She says she wants to promote eco-friendly ways to get rid of Christmas trees after the holidays.

“Christmas trees are very abundant because we all take one home," Zeitler said. "We don’t really think about the fact that when we’re done, they’re all accumulating in landfills.”

And Zeitler said donating trees to animal farms, and sanctuaries is not the only way to be eco-friendly.

“You can also mulch Christmas trees,” Zeitler said. "You could make things out of the tree trunks.”

She said if you’re going to donate or mulch your tree, make sure it has nothing artificial, like spray paint or tinsel. And Zeitler said she already has enough tree donations this year to last until springtime.

“People feel really good about doing something that’s environmentally friendly,” Zeitler said. “And of course, it is really fun to watch the goats eat them.”

Beginning December 30 and continuing through January 15 Christmas trees will be accepted at the Alpine Made parking lot at 5445 East Creek Road in South Wales and must be free of tinsel, all ornaments, hooks, etc.

Let's Goat Buffalo said if you want to meet the goats when you drop off your tree you can do so January 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During that time volunteers from the Leadership Buffalo class of 2021 will be on hand to help unload your tree and introduce you to the herd. Hot cocoa will also be available.