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Farms seeking Christmas tree donations to feed goats

Posted at 9:25 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 00:25:20-05

GOLDEN, Colo. — The holiday season is unfortunately over. Here in Colorado, it's tradition to keep those Christmas trees up until after the stock show. But if you're sick of looking at it, instead of throwing the tree away, goat farms are hoping you’ll donate to them.

Kristen Dewitt runs Sköl Farm and has been raising goats for seven years.

Dewitt says the trees have "lots of calcium and they are a natural de-wormer."

"It's a great treat but we don't get this throughout the year," Dewitt says.

Sköl Farm recently had their first donated trees of the season. The 24 goats on property ate the three donated trees within about an hour.

Dewitt says they eat nearly all of the tree, all the way through the bark.

While donating a tree for a goat to eat may seem unique, Dewitt says she's been receiving calls to donate for three years.

Sköl Farm is an all-natural farm so Dewitt only accepts trees that have never been sprayed with pesticides.

"Basically a tree from a source that is guaranteeing that they know where their source is and it’s never been sprayed," Dewitt explains.

If you have a tree that meets those requirements, you can drop off your tree at Sköl Farms, 13590 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401.