Christmas trees planted at Widemouth Bay north Cornwall to help prevent coastal erosion
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Christmas trees planted to help prevent coastal erosion

More than 300 Christmas trees have been planted at Widemouth Bay instead of being dumped at the tip to help protect against coastal erosion.

The planting is an annual tradition and encourages residents in Widemouth and across Bude to bring their trees on the 12th night after Christmas.

Residents took along 330 trees in total and planted them to form a protective barrier against beach erosion.

The Christmas trees form a foundation for marram grass to be planted which will grow over time to protect the coastline and create a new wildlife habitat.

The project is a joint initiative between Widemouth TaskForce, Cormac and Bude Valley Volunteers and Gareth Cann, a Cormac countryside ranger.

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