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Wild Thursday: ``O Tannebaum''

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This line of Christmas trees has intrigued me for a couple weeks.


It is by Interstate 57 and 80 in southern Cook County.

The trees on ice and snow intrigued me enough to spark my Sun-Times column yesterday, based on talking with biologist Ken Clodfelter about sinking trees for fish cover.

I try to sneak around in the dark when I sink our Christmas tree, so people (other fishermen) don't see where I put it. That is why the line above fascinates me. It is out in the open and looks like it is set on a break line.

But that is only guessing. I can't figure out how to get to the lake without walking in from I-57. If anybody knows anything about how or who the trees are being set, I would love to know.

I am curious about stuff like that.

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Can't shed any light, but it looks like it'll be a great reef.

Exit vollmer rd east to cicero, north on cicero and the you should see the entrance to the subdivision on your left. I just saw that on the way home from braidwood this afternoon wishing we could do that out on heidecke.

Mike, that is a great idea. I wonder if they would go for it.

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