2013-12-27 / Letters

Christmas Trees To The Beach!

Dear Editor:

This year, after the live Christmas trees have fulfilled their destiny by bringing Christmas joy to local families, why now reduce them to a mere pile of mulch or, worse yet, have the local dump become their final resting place? Let them do what I did...retire at the beach.

I suggest that local residents walk down to the beach with their undecorated (to include the removal of tinsel) live trees and place them directly in front of the trap bags. They will act like nets, catching blowing sand, stopping erosion, protecting the environment, and helping to build up exposed beaches. They will help protect us against wind, rain and pounding surf, among other enemies.

Once we receive our promised sand dunes and sand is bulldozed on top of them, having these trees as part of the inner core will help to stabilize the sand dunes and provide support and nourishment for the vegetation that will grow on top of the dunes (sea grass, etc). It'll take less sand to now have an even bigger and higher sand dune. Together, we can help build dunes that, along with other measures, will protect our beaches from erosion and storm surge.

Let’s all take advantage of Christmas trees that would otherwise be thrown out as trash. Take them to the beach!


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Jim Capozzi-Park's Dept has

Jim Capozzi-Park's Dept has said in this week's Wave they are recycling them on the beach! Too bad it's only in Rockaway-the rest of NYC goes in the woodchipper.

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