Nuns Collect Christmas Trees for Fuel

If you haven't thrown out the Christmas tree yet, here's a place to send it. Some Indiana nuns say they'd like to collect them. The Sisters of Providence say they'd like old trees for their alternative-fueled boiler. They say it's better than throwing them in a dump. The nuns say they began looking for alternatives when fuel prices started climbing. The Christmas-tree-fueled boiler heats a college called St. Mary of the Woods.

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If you haven't thrown out the Christmas tree yet, here's a place to send it. Some Indiana nuns say they'd like to collect them. The Sisters of Providence say they'd like old trees for their alternative-fueled boiler. They say it's better than throwing Christmas trees in a dump. The nuns say they began looking for alternatives when fuel prices started climbing. The Christmas-tree-fueled boiler heats a college which is of course called St. Mary of the Woods. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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