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Old Trees for New Dunes

Monday, December 11, 2017
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) and St Andrews Links Trust are urging people across St. Andrews to help transform Fife’s coastline by donating their Christmas trees after the festive period.

Residents from the local community are being encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees in order to help prevent crater erosion on the sand dunes along West Sands. The trees will be placed in badly eroded craters along the sand dunes to support grass growth and sand catching.

Building on the success of last year’s campaign, the local community can drop off their used Christmas trees at the designated fenced off enclosure on the grass car park by West Sands Café, opposite the Green Jubilee Golf Sheds. The trees can be deposited between Wednesday 27 December and Friday 12 January 2018.

Commenting on the Christmas tree recycling scheme, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Ranger Ranald Strachan said: “Last year, we collected more than 200 old trees that had been donated and placed them in the badly eroded craters in sand dunes along West Sands.

“The trees have been a success and helped prevent further erosion of the craters from high winds, which are such a frequent occurrence along the Fife coastline.

“As well as benefiting the sand dunes, it also limits waste going to landfill and provides the donor with an extra opportunity to make a lasting gift out of their old tree which contributes to environmental restoration.” He added. “Please make sure you place your tree in the provided enclosure. Old Christmas trees only!”

Residents are welcome to donate used natural Christmas trees at West Sands by the Café between Wednesday 27 December and Friday 12 January 2018.

This is the 3rd year of the project which is making a significant contribution to the conservation of one of the longest linear section of dunes in Scotland. Unfortunately last year a fire started maliciously resulted in the work of the volunteers being significantly damaged. This year the St Andrews Links Trust and FCCT plan a large sand recharge to cover the trees at least in part in February. Once these works are completed a volunteer event will be held to replant the area of dunes with marram grass.


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