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Letter: Reuse old Christmas trees

Carter Christmas Tree Farm, 123 North Country Rd.,

Carter Christmas Tree Farm, 123 North Country Rd., Miller Place: Cut down your own fresh Christmas tree. Choose from Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Spruce and Norway Spruce. Trees range from 3 to 9 feet tall. Carter Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Christmas is over and people are piling their trees, wreaths and decorative roping at the curb. Two years ago, I read about Long Islanders planting sea grass in an attempt to combat beach erosion, and they stacked old Christmas trees on the beach as an aid ["Summer as usual?" Home, Feb. 15, 2013].

Recycling done properly is great, and many today have grown up with it. But like anything else, convenience and availability can be greater incentives than the desire to work for the greater good.

Is New York doing anything to transport or create drop-off centers for these purposes?

Linda Behrman, North Merrick

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