Real Christmas Tree Planting in the Dunes!
The Christmas trees play a vital role in our efforts to protect the Fylde coast against storms, tidal surges and climate change! The branches and pines from the trees stick out facing the sea to trap sand particles as they drift ashore, helping sand accumulate and eventually build new dunes.
We have various drop off locations along the Fylde Coast where you will be able to donate your tree to the campaign. Alternatively, if you are quick, Trinity Hospice have collection slots that you can book for your Christmas Tree to be collected by volunteers to be planted in the dunes!
Check out our Christmas Tree Planting Video below!
UPDATE: Under normal circumstances we would be inviting you to join us for a huge three day event where you could help us plant the thousands of Christmas Trees in the dunes. At the moment, we have not made the final decisions as to how this event will be run in the New Year. We will be closely checking the guidance as it comes out and updating our plans on here and our social media channels!
Find out how to help this Christmas!
Each year the amazing volunteers at Trinity Hospice collect Christmas Trees for the campaign from various postcodes across Fylde! This is a free service however we ask you to kindly consider making a donation to help Trinity provide hospice care across Fylde.
Trinity Hospice collected a huge 1,800 trees in 2021, this was their biggest collection yet and we cannot thank them enough. Amazing campaign with an amazing community.
Alternatively, you can drop off your Christmas tree at different locations across Fylde. Check back each year to find out the dates in which drop offs are available and where.
Please remember to remove tree skirts, bases and all decorations before dropping off. At each location here will be a designated barriered area, please make sure your real Christmas Tree is left inside this area.
Drop off locations for the 2021 campaign:
- Coastguard Station, North Beach car park, Clifton Drive North, Lytham St Annes
- Marine Bowling Club car park, Inner Promenade, Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
- Lowther Gardens, West Beach, Lytham St Annes
- Rawstorne Sports Centre car park, Bush Lane, Freckleton
- Elswick Village Hall car park, Roseacre Road, Elswick
- William Segar Hodgson Park car park, Coronation Rd, Kirkham
- Newton Hall Park car park, School Lane, Newton with Scales
- Staining Village Hall car park, Chain Lane, Staining
You can give more than just your Christmas Tree, Trinity Hospice have the opportunity to volunteer in the Collection Team, collecting Christmas trees over two days across Fylde. Keep an eye out for opportunities in the New Year on their website or check back here where will we have all the information you need.