Many send old Christmas trees to the chipper but a Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby, British Columbia has asked for donations and received a bounty.
The trees will be used as natural habitat for the 4,000 plus animals the association rescues each year.
One swan who was burned after settling on top of a power line has Christmas tree branches in its water habitat to recreate a natural setting. In another enclosure, an owl perched in his donated Christmas tree.
Laura Evans, one of the rehabilitation workers at the rescue association, says many of the animals brought in are under incredible stress because of their injuries and having a natural setting helps them recover faster.
Photo credit: Wildlife Rescue Association