St. Tammany Parish Government is now accepting recycled Christmas trees for marsh creation and fish habitat enhancement.
Only bare, unflocked trees will be accepted at:
• St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, 1515 North Florida Street, Covington
• Old Levee Board Property, 61134 Military Road, Slidell
Trees will be accepted during daylight hours. All trees must be stripped of all decorations and the stands be removed to be eligible for the program.
“The Christmas tree recycling program is an important part of our coastal restoration plans, but it is only possible with our citizens’ participation,” said Parish President Mike Cooper. “I encourage all of our residents to drop off their trees to designated areas to be placed strategically in our marshes.”
The program lasts until January 28, 2023. Parish crews will then place the trees in coastal areas for enhancement.