Recycling O’ Tannenbaum January 2, 2013 by Shiva Rose I was a strange kid. I would sometimes fixate on something and not be able to let it go. One of those times was always after Christmas when I would see discarded tress on people's driveways. I would feel devastated for the old tannenbaum's that devoted their green branches to us. I have researched artificial tress versus natural ones and it seem the carbon footprint is much larger and detrimental with plastic trees so I continue getting live ones. Next year I will look in one that can be transplanted after the holidays, but for now the best solution is to have the tree recycled. Two sites that are helpful are LA Sanitation and Earth911.com. If you type in Christmas tree under search, it will direct you to various places in your area where you can have your tree taken and then it will be recycled in a thorough way.