If you're Christmas tree is about to become a thing of the past, put it to good use and help the future of the dunes in Brigantine.

Should you not be able to donate your no-longer-jolly tree to the Cape May Zoo, the City of Brigantine will gladly take it off of your hands.

Brigantine has been building Christmas tree dunes 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.

Christmas trees can be dropped-off at 36th Street and Bayshore Avenue in Brigantine until the end of this month (hurry!).

The City says last Christmas, they took nearly 4,000 old trees and replenished between five and ten blocks of dunes.

And, of course, please remember to remove all of your decorations and ornaments before donating your tree.

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