Thousands of Christmas Trees planted along Formby Coastline

About 5,000 leftover Christmas trees are being used to help prevent the erosion of Merseyside’s sand dunes.

The Christmas trees leftover from Homebase will be dug in the sand dunes along Formby Coast.

The National Trust organises and teams of volunteers will use the trees to create more than a mile of brush fencing to stop the erosion of sand from the wind.

Formby attracts 350,000 visitors a year and the dunes are under constant pressure from erosion and wear.

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