christmas trees

Coastal Desk
9:42 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Recycled Christmas Trees Used To Build Up Land In Bayou Sauvage

The bundles of christmas trees waiting to be deployed.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson WWNO

Who's still thinking about Christmas in spring? The New Orleans Department of Sanitation, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Guard. This generation-long partnership comes together for the annual Christmas tree drop. Christmas trees are picked up curbside after the new year, packaged into bundles, and dropped via helicopter into a local wetlands area to build back land mass. The National Guard uses it as a training exercise, and the nearby wildlife refuge Bayou Sauvage gets a coastal restoration project.

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Environment
11:46 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Plaquemines Wants Your Christmas Tree

Plaquemines Parish plans to collect Christmas trees after the season to help rebuild wetlands in the coastal parish.

The parish garbage collection company, Solid Waste North and South, will pick them up at curbside after the holidays.

Authorities said all decorations, lights, tinsel, garland and other materials must be removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.