Reuse Christmas Trees + sand dunes = One saved stretch of beach in New Jersey. Best case of reuse we’ve seen so far.
Bradley Beach in NJ has been running a dune replenishment program for 17 years utilizing discarded Christmas trees. A network of fences and 20,000 trees trap sand creating sand dunes that help protect against storm surges. Bradley Beach’s homes suffered little structural damage as the dunes did their job, the boardwalk was also spared Sandy’s terrible wrath as neighboring towns, Belmar and Avon were destroyed.
via The Scuttlefish.