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9 Animals Who Literally Can't Live Without Their Christmas Trees

<p><a class="checked-link" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobolink/15519374205">Flickr/Robert Taylor</a></p>

If you buy a real Christmas tree this year, here are nine good reasons to plant a new one to replace it. Evergreens like pines, spruces and firs serve as a year-round home to lots of critters who depend on them for food, shelter or both.

1. Chipmunks climb trees and enjoy tasty and nutritious meals of pine cone seeds, which they carry around in their puffy chipmunk cheeks.

(Flickr/Austin White)

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