From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

A beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the hallmark of a joyous holiday celebration, but it's not a permanent fixture in most homes and many people simply don't know what to do with their tree after the season is over.

Al and Marilyn Campbell scoured tree lots for the past several days, collecting leftover pine trees and branches for their herd of more than 20 Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Nubian goats on their large ranch north of Chico.

"Goats will eat a variety of things, but they like the Christmas trees," Marilyn Campbell said. She said the goats will completely denude a tree of its needles in about a day, and will eat the bark and the rest of the tree if they have enough time.

Goats at Chico ranch turn Christmas trees into memories