Remember to remove the stand, decorations, tinsel and lights before disposing of your tree. Flocked trees are not recyclable.

-Drop-off location: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales is the drop-off location for old Christmas Trees. For specific times and dates, residents can visit ascensionparish.net.

- Fish habitat: Old Christmas trees are perfect habitats for fish. If you have a pond or lake on your property, consider submerging your tree in it. The needs provide a natural and decomposing habitat for fish.

-Mulch for yard: Christmas tress are biodegradable and their branches can be removed and chipped and me used for mulch in your garden with the dried needles.