Gallery: Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach’s ...

Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the beach. The dried out pines were scattered along the shoreline as stand-ins for the protective sand dunes that were washed away after Hurricane Sandy. By using the trees as temporary barriers while the dunes build back up naturally, the community has found a way to recycle thousands of trees that would otherwise be heading to the landfill.

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