Coastal TreeCycling

Jefferson Parish is pleased to invite you to participate in the
2023 Annual Christmas Treecycling event! 

The event will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 8:30am to 12:30pm behind Cochiara’s Marina at 4477 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, LA 70067.

Please let us know if you or someone in your organization can be a Pod Captain which would include the following responsibilities:

Gather 5 to 10 volunteers that will be part of your pod for the day of the event
Serve as a captain for instructions prior to the event and on the day of the event for the members of your Pod
Motivate the members of your Pod to get the Christmas trees into the boats and then into the marsh

Please let us know if you can be a Pod captain by Friday, January 20, 2023, and let us know how many people you plan to bring as well as a list of names for ease of registration for your Pod. 

We greatly appreciate your continued support of this event.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions at (504) 736-6274 |

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Residents in Unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte should place trees curbside on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Christmas trees will be collected curbside on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 and Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
Trees must meet the following guidelines in order to be recycled:

  • No flocked trees
  • No artificial trees
  • No painted trees
  • No lights, garland, tinsel, ornaments, tree stands and plastic bags.

Each year thousands of Christmas trees are donated by Jefferson Parish residents and diverted from landfills and placed in the Barataria Basin by volunteers. These recycled trees are used to build wave dampening fences, located directly off the shore, which help reduce coastal erosion and provide critical habitat for wildlife. 

Coastal Treecycling

Tree Donation & Collection


Community Involvement

Aerial Images