If you still have your Christmas tree, chances are you’re planning to get rid of it. Here’s an idea: why not help the environment when tossing out your tree?
Brigantine is collecting Christmas trees to help rebuild their dunes. Brigantine has been doing this for over 25 years.
Workers lay the dry trees lengthwise to help catch sand and establish another level of dune protection.
Each year, Brigantine Public Works decides where to build a tree dune, based on need.
Discarded Christmas trees act like snow fences on Brigantine Beach.
You can drop off your Christmas tree at 36th Street and Bayshore Ave in Brigantine until the end of January 2021.
The trees provide cover for the birds during the winter, and the birds deposit seeds while in the trees. The trees quickly decompose, providing nutrients for the seeds. The seeds germinate and vegetation is reclaimed.
Last Christmas, the Brigantine used close to 4,000 trees to replenish 10 blocks of dunes.
Please remove all tinsel and lights before dropping off your tree.