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Guard performs annual Christmas Tree Drop

(Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/RELEASED) (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Louisiana National Guard and state wildlife officials performed the annual Christmas Tree Drop in Bayou Sauvage in eastern New Orleans on Thursday.

They use recycled Christmas trees to establish a wave break in the refuge.

The tree jetties create a new marsh habitat by trapping sediment and building up a plantable structure which will eventually support native marsh grasses.

The project has re-established nearly 175 acres of marsh in Bayou Sauvage. That is nearly 212 football fields.

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