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Making good use of old Christmas trees

Published: 21/12/2016

Recycle your old Christmas tree again with Flintshire Countryside Service this year, and contribute to the continued restoration of important sand dune habitat. The Rangers are asking for real Christmas trees over four feet tall, in one whole piece and without decorations, to be donated after the festive period. Residents can take their trees to Wepre Park in Connahs Quay, where an area will be designated in the main car park or the car parking area near Dangerpoint activity centre, Station road, Talacre, between Wednesday 4 and Thursday 12 January 2016. Tim Johnson, Talacre Partnership Ranger said: Last year’s efforts were fantastic, we worked with local students and got a huge amount of work done. This year we will be doing it all over again with a new group of students and adding to the existing works.” Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: This is a really good way of recycling leftover Christmas trees. Using your old trees in this way will help to conserve our natural environment and improve flood defences. I’m encouraging everyone to support the scheme again as they have done so well in the past. “Over the last 18 years, Flintshire Countryside Service and its partners have stabilised the dunes by wind trapping sand and installing fences to minimise damage to the sensitive fore dunes. Beach nourishment schemes by Flintshire County Council engineers brought dredged sand to the beach further building up the fore dunes as a credible sea defence.” Rangers, volunteers and student groups will be installing all the collected trees in the March next Year.