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Need to get rid of your Christmas tree? Give it to a goat farm

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 18:37:34-05

BUFFLO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's time to start taking down the Holiday decorations and that includes your Christmas tree. The City of Buffalo is hosting an After the Holidays Recycle Event where people can bring their Christmas trees, electronics, and clothing to the Buffalo Engineering Garage at 1120 Seneca Street from 9am-2pm on Saturday.

There is another non-conventional way to get rid of your Christmas tree... give it to a goat farm.

Teacup Farms in Niagara County have 30 goats who are more than happy to eat your Christmas tree.

"This is a treat for them," Liz Neadow, Owner of Teacup Farms said.

Goats are browsers-- a type of herbivore that eats wooded plants and grass. Goats are know for eating anything but Neadow says some goats can be picky eaters. Their diet usually consists of grains and hay and a Christmas tree is a special snack.

"Each Holiday their is a special treat," Neadow said. "You got pumpkins, scraps off the garden, and they like garlic and oregano too."

The Neadow Family have been dairy farmers for 12 years and sell fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt at their store on their property and at local farmers markets.

If you would like to give the goats a treat, you can drop off your Christmas tree on the side of the Teacup Farms store at 2278 Johnson Creek Rd.