Only a week-and-a-half ago, a forlorn Christmas tree brought joy to a family on Yosemite Drive as it adorned a living room in all its holiday glamor. But then it sat lonely and abandoned in a trash bin, waiting to be picked up by sanitation crews.
Unike many others who shelled out big money for a tree, thereby raising the temptation to keep the tree indoors long after the holidays, this family did the wise thing: It got rid of the tree before it could cause a fire, turning a happy time into a tragedy.
Editor's Note: The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation has a Christmas Tree recycling program under which trees too big to chop and fit into a green waste bin can be placed next to the bin on the curbside on collection day.
Correction: The initial version of this article inaccurately stated that the Christmas tree was housed on Yosemite Way. The correct location is Yosemite Drive.