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The Dunes that Christmas Built

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In Brunswick County, people recycle their Christmas trees by placing them on the beach and allowing the ocean to repair the dunes. The trees catch and hold the sand which the ocean pushes over them and, as they disintegrate over the course of the first year, plants root in the newly formed dunes. Old dunes can be ruined by such things as dune buggies or storms, and the Christmas trees help to reform the dunes each year.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 50 Issue 7, Dec 1982, p21-22, il