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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Julie Schreck
Mulching is often the fate for post-Christmas trees. The firs, spruces, pines and cedars that have brightened homes during the holiday season are ground into pieces for homeowners to feed their springtime gardens. An increasing number of government agencies and clever businesses are using leftover trees for more than compost.
"After the storm, we had these skeletal Christmas trees blowing around like tumbleweeds," Ms. Schreck said.
Though she couldn't give an exact number, Ms. Schreck said thousands of Christmas trees are buried in dunes along the one-mile stretch of beach.