Those 12 drummers drumming have marched into the sunset, and the Christmas tree that a few weeks ago brought such joy is now looking a little less than festive.
Your tree can still be of good use. Several of our facilities use trees to improve habitat in their area.
At Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, just outside of downtown New Orleans, staff is preparing for the annual Christmas Tree Drop in March (2014 Drop shown above). Helicopters from the Louisiana Army National Guard will airlift recycled Christmas trees to create marsh habitat for migratory waterfowl. The trees block storms, help fight erosion and help recover areas still affected by Hurricane Katrina.