Christmas Trees Aren’t Just For Tinsel! Check Out These Animals Loving Tree Donations.

A two-photo collage. The first shows six goats gathered around a Christmas tree, some of them eating it. A second photo shows a lion nuzzling up to a Christmas tree laying on the snow-covered ground.

There are so many wonderful things to enjoy around the Christmas season. One of my favorites has to be all of the festive decor folks don their homes with, both inside and out. If you have a dog or cat, then you understand how curious pets can get over the decorated trees in our homes. But did you know that some animals, particularly those on farms, enjoy Christmas trees as tasty treats?

That’s right — creatures like chickens, goats, and sheep can get nutritional value out of these festive trees. In fact, there are lots of farms who are happy to take in donations of used Christmas trees. In doing so, more trees are recycled in a way that’s beneficial to our planet, all while ensuring farm animals are getting fed. It’s a win-win! See for yourself in the adorable videos below.

1. Tyler McGrath, who’s a farmer, gives more details on why it’s great to donate Christmas trees to farms.

And he does so while showing us the most adorable goats!

@tylerthefarmer PSA: save and give your Christmas trees to goats & sheep near you!! 🌲🌲 #fyp #tylerthefarmer #farmtok #maine #goatsoftiktok #localfarm #christmastree #farmanimals #RufflesOwnYourRidges #HoldUp #Picasso ♬ Choking on Flowers – Fox Academy

2. This is the first time these goats at Lund Valley Farm have ever tried snacking on a Christmas tree, and they already can’t get enough!

@lundvalleyfarm The goats first Christmas tree 🎄 they are loving it! 😆 #lundvalleyfarm #farm #farmlife #goat #goats #goats🐐 #animal #animals #life #goatsoftiktok ♬ Walk of Life – Dire Straits

3. Animals don’t just eat Christmas trees — this 9-month-old bull, Wallace the Red, loves to play with them, too!

@kiersten_b97 9 month old Wallace the Red playing with his Christmas tree😂 #xyzbca #calf #cows #farm #sanctuary #animals ♬ original sound – Kay🖤

4. This lion at the Maine Zoo is truly living his best, festive life.

Lots of folks in the comments are saying that pine trees are to lions what catnip is to house cats.

@dew_mainezoo Christmas tree enrichment time #dewhaven #mainezoo #rmtfarmsLLC #happyanimals #enrichment ♬ original sound – DEW Haven

5. When Christmas season rolls around, the cattle at the Lion Country Safari are ready to play with Christmas trees!

Side note, what a perfect use of this sound clip of Mariah Carey.

@lioncountryofficial Christmas incoming!!! The watusi cattle LOVE Christmas trees, and they make a great treat and enrichment for many of the animals. #lioncountrysafari #christmas #christmastree #holidays #animalsoftiktok #Florida #nature ♬ original sound – 🍒

We each have our own unique way of celebrating the season. For these farm animals, that just so happens to include snacking on Christmas trees — and we love them all the more for it.

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