Want to give TPCG a gift this Christmas? Give ’em your tree after the holiday

Terrebonne Parish Government isn’t asking for much this Christmas – just your used Christmas tree once the holiday season is over.

Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove announced today that Terrebonne will once again participate in a Christmas Tree Recycling Program to help with public awareness of coastal erosion.

To participate in the program, Terrebonne residents are asked to place their tree in the area of their normal garbage pickup from Jan. 6 – 10.

Residents may also drop-off their Christmas trees at any of the TPCG Residential Drop-Off sites located at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle of Cuba Road or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.

The trees collected from locals will be placed into retention fences that have been constructed along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge.

There, they provide an effective wave-break, which can reduce the erosion of our 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.