Parish will pick up Christmas trees for use in Bayou Gauche
Trees picked up curbside until Jan. 21
|Photo courtesy of Southeastern Louisiana University|
St. Charles Parish began picking up live Christmas trees from curbs around the area on Jan. 8 and will continue to do so until Jan. 21. Trees left curbside must be stripped off all decorations and flocked trees will not be accepted.
Residents may also drop off the Christmas trees at both the East and West Bank Bridge Parks in Destrehan and Luling.
The trees will be used to build a brush fence in the Bayou Gauche area. Brush fence enclosures are constructed out of wood and are filled with clean, discarded Christmas trees.Unlike other trees, Christmas trees are large and lightweight and allow the movement of water and sediment without being a barrier. The limbs are also organic and provide an ideal fisheries habitat.
The prototype of the current brush fence was implemented for the first time in St. Charles Parish in 1989. At that time, 23 brush fences were built and filled with 8,000 used Christmas trees obtained from local citizens. The fences were inserted into the La Branche Wetlands.
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