The City of Algoma was the first municipality in the area to do a Christmas tree pickup. The fire department spearheaded the effort on the first Saturday of the year, which is the traditional date. All of the trees collected are burned due to flocking and other foreign objects which eliminate their value as compost. Algoma Fire Chief Tom Ackerman says the trend is away from real trees in the area.
Sturgeon Bay will not be finished with its Christmas tree pickups for another two weeks with other Door Peninsula communities falling somewhere in between those two extremes.