To Tree, or not to Tree: The use of discarded Christmas trees for dune stabilization
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To Tree, or not to Tree: The use of discarded Christmas trees for dune stabilization

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    For many decades discarded Christmas trees have been used for dune stabilization (with mixed success) in Massachusetts, other regions of the US, as well as countries around the world. Within the last 20-30 years the practice has fallen out of favor locally due to the high potential for negatively impacting habitat areas as well as the likelihood of making the erosion worse if improperly sited. Location is key if this method is to have a chance to provide a net benefit to a coastal resource area. Typically sand fence is a more appropriate choice, however Christmas trees can relatively cheaply and efficiently accumulate sand if installed properly in one of the rare locations in Massachusetts that is suitable for this technique. This extension bulletin leads the reader through the history, mechanics, and Best Management Practices for using discarded Christmas trees for dune stabilization in Massachusetts.
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