That did not take long. Only two days after Christmas, the blue-flocked tree pictured above was tossed out among a row of oleander bushes on Scott Avenue in Echo Park. Was the trash can already filled with torn gift wrap and uneaten fruit cake? The city of L.A. would prefer that you cut up your unwanted tree and stuff it in the green recycling bin or at least place it next to the bin for pick up. Despite these instructions, expect the forest of unwanted, sidewalk Christmas trees to grow in the days ahead.