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City departments picking up Christmas trees

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)—Christmas is over, the new year has begun and it's time to take down your Christmas tree.

Most cities in the area will pick up undecorated trees from the curb.

La Crosse began picking up trees at the beginning of the new year.

Workers began on the Northside and are working their way to the Southside then they'll do it again.

Some of the trees in La Crosse will be used for fuel at Xcel Energy's Waste to Energy Site.

"Generally what we do is grind them up and use them in city parks and also for some streetscaping for mulch," Andy Bakalars, Assistant Streets Superintendent said.

La Crescent you can take your tree to the compost site on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holmen collection began Monday and will continue over the next few days.

Onalaska trees are picked up with your trash this week.

West Salem tree pick up is next week.

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