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

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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.

(Flickr/Austin White)