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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Ascension Parish Public Information Officer Lestor Kenyon tosses a Christmas tree on top of a growing pile during Ascension Parish's 2013 Christmas tree collection drive. Trees will be collected Saturday and Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Lestor Kenyon, left, helps Ed Wittmer unload a Christmas tree from Wittmer's truck at a Christmas tree collection drive Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Kenyon said the trees will be recycled in area waterways. Ascension Parish collected approximately 138 trees over the course of the weekend.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Ed Wittmer, left, cleans dead branches out of the bed of his truck while Ascension Parish Public Information Officer Lester Kenyon, center, tosses Wittmer's Christmas tree onto a pile of trees headed for recycling at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Ascension Parish Public Information Officer Lestor Kenyon, left, drags a Christmas tree over to a pile Saturday during a Christmas tree collection drive at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.