Where Christmas Trees Go to Die


A couple of days ago, Julia wrote about the Christmas Tree disposal program in Los Angeles.  Here’s what Santa Monica’s program looks like.  The local drop-off point along California Street, between Lincoln and 7th, along the edge of Lincoln Park, was a veritable forest of discarded Christmas trees yesterday.

A few trees still stood, refusing to recognize the end of their usefulness.

This poinsettia thinks it’s a Christmas tree.

An unusual Christmas ornament still hangs from this tree.

Just use me, then dump me unceremoniously on the curb.

Some trees still had their tinsel, appropriate for the location close to Tinsel Town.

Thanksgiving may be murder on turkeys, but Christmas ain’t no picnic for trees.