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Back You are here: Home News Local and State News Local The Town of Carolina Beach will be recycling old Christmas trees to form dune stabilization on the oceanfront

The Town of Carolina Beach will be recycling old Christmas trees to form dune stabilization on the oceanfront

According to the Town of Carolina Beach's Facebook page, the Town will be recycling old Christmas trees to form dune stabilization on the oceanfront. Town staff has collected 50 trees that will be used to act as natural sand fencing to promote dune growth and establishment. This program will save the town from having to pay disposal fees at the landfill for old trees and the cost for new sand fencing, as well as help protect the beach and oceanfront properties. The Town has received authorization from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Mangement (CAMA), for the installation at the following beach accesses: Sea Gull Lane, Sand Piper Lane, Sea Horse Lane and Scotch Bonnet Lane.

The Island Women and the Cape Fear Surfrider Organization are working closely with the Town in promoting and recruiting volunteers to assist in installing these trees. The date chosen for the tree planting is Jan. 25 at 12:30. Volunteers will be gladly welcome then at the Sand Piper Lane location for a brief overview/instruction on planting of these trees. For more information, please call 458-8291.