In April, 2008, the last x-mas tree in Los Angeles was thrown out and recovered from ontop a pile of trash at the corner of Fairbanks Place and Scott Street in Echo Park.
This tree was tied with twine to the top of a 1983 Buick Riviera, white with red interior, and driven around Los Angeles for ten days. It was bailout season, the height of the recession.
People honked, waved, valet was suddenly for free, and they parked it between the Mercedes and the Escalades.
This is the only documentation of this event.