FORMBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: National Trust ranger Kate Martin plants recycled Christmas trees in the sand dunes of Formby Point on January 17, 2012 in Formby, England. British DIY store Homebase ... more 
FORMBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: National Trust ranger Kate Martin plants recycled Christmas trees in the sand dunes of Formby Point on January 17, 2012 in Formby, England. British DIY store Homebase has given over 5000 recycled Christmas trees to the National Trust at it's Formby Point nature reserve to help the battle against the erosion of the internationally important sand dunes. The trees are placed in rows in areas where the dunes are most vulnerable, to help catch the sand as the wind blows it across the beach and over the dunes. The sand builds up around the trees and, once buried, the trees then perform another important function by binding the dune together. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, Jan 17, 2012 7:32 AM EST