I came across this article recently and, while a little late for this winter, it may get people thinking about what to do when the holidays are over in future years. Louisiana is very susceptible to coastal erosion, which can affect both domestic and commercial structures and activities. To combat this, a state project is attempting to rebuild and reinforce the coastline through discarded Christmas trees. By placing them in wooden “cribs” in the bayou near the coast, the project attempts to rebuild a coastline that gets decimated by coastal erosion. So, when the time comes every January to put away the Christmas decorations and get rid of the tree, consider that the tree may be useful in another way by protecting coastlines.