29 Dec '14, 3pm

What a great idea! - In Nevada, Christmas tree recycling goes to the goats

From the overgrown lots of northwest Detroit to the immaculately manicured corporate campuses of Silicon Valley , there’s no job site that the cloven-hoofed garbage disposal known as the goat doesn’t enjoy. Goats are, for many, a symbol of the holiday season. The Yule goat — the folkloric holiday beast takes the form of Julbock , a billie-shaped effigy made from straw and bound together with festive red ribbon — is the traditional Nordic symbol of Christmas. And although not as popular as their grazing ovine cousins, goats are also frequently included in nativity scenes. Added bonus: They look adorable wearing Santa hats. It would make perfect sense then that a team of curious-tongued ruminants in Nevada’s Truckee Meadows have been tasked with a very apropos form of seasonal employment: munching on discarded Christmas trees. Aiming to put a sizable dent in Tannenbaum-based...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/blogs/in-nevada-ch...

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