Christmas Tree Recycling Program to Fight Coastal Erosion Jan. 3-5, 2018
Monday December 18, 2017 02:54 pm - Posted By Coastal Restoration and Preservation
Parish President Gordon Dove is pleased to announce that Terrebonne Parish will be participating in a Christmas Tree Recycling Program to help with public awareness of coastal erosion.
To participate in this program, residents of Terrebonne Parish are requested to place their Christmas trees in the area of their normal garbage pickup from January 3, 2018 to January 5, 2018. Residents may also drop off their Christmas trees at any of the TPCG residential drop-off sites at the following locations:
263 Ashland Landfill Road in Houma
651 Isle of Cuba Road in Schriever
160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.
The Christmas trees collected from local residents are placed into retention fences, also called cribs, that have been constructed along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. These trees provide an effective wave-break, which can reduce the erosion of our fragile marshes. Furthermore, when set in place, the project is designed to allow the trees to work with natural wave action and act as a filter, collecting sediments behind the cribs in an effort to build new land.
Only green trees will be accepted. Flocked trees and trees with tinsel, decorations, or tree stands cannot be used.