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The connection between Christmas trees and goats!!

05 January 2015, 18:49

Westbrook - Christmas trees can be enjoyed long after they are discarded by a family. They're a great source of vitamin C — for goats.

A farm in the northeastern state of Maine is extending an invitation to residents who don't know what to do with their discarded trees.

Hillary Knight, the barnyard manager at Smiling Hill Farm in Maine, says the farm's goats are more than happy to eat the trees.

She says it's a win-win. Humans can recycle their trees and the goats get a treat.

She tells WCSH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/1Keihk6 ) it's like humans eating oranges dipped in chocolate — a treat with health benefits.

So far, 200 trees have been donated.

Elsewhere, the Vermont Goat Collaborative is also collecting trees for goats.

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