Local Boy Scout Troop 117 in Kitty Hawk collects and recycles local Christmas trees as a service to the community. Scouts will pick up tinsel-free trees on January 4 & 11 and place them on interested Outer Banks properties to help stabilize and grow dunes.
For $200, they will place 10 Christmas Trees on your dune after the holiday. 10 Trees are recommended for narrow lots with 20 trees recommended for wider lots.
The scouts are trained to properly place and secure clean, decoration-free trees on your dune line in a position which will trap blowing sand and promote the growth of grasses on the dunes. Trees are placed on their sides and secured by kicking sand over the lower branches or staking. The dense needles are effective at trapping sand. Needles fall off in the first year, with the branches decaying during the following year or two similar to sand fences.
There are a limited number of reservations available for this opportunity. Please use the link below to schedule your pickup or order your dune protection today: www.troop117obx.org/products.
Waste Management will collect ornament free trees placed at the curb on Monday, December 30, January 6, & January 13.