Storm washes dead Christmas trees around Porthtowan
More than 30 dead Christmas trees have been dumped in and around Porthtowan after the weekend’s fierce storm.
The trees, which were buried in the sand less than a month ago in a controversial bid to stabilize the shifting dunes, have been scattered across the beach and among houses in the village.
Gale force winds and high spring tides have been blamed for the upheaval.
Porthtowan Dunes Group posted on their Facebook page: “Another 30+ dead Christmas trees scattered around the beach, stream, sandpile etc.
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“It is very hard not to say ‘I told you so’, so we'll give in to temptation and say to Councillor Joyce Duffin and the Council "experts" - if you didn't get a big enough message from 80 or so people at the Village Hall meeting on the 22nd, then this surely must tell you it was a really bad idea to stick loads of horrible dead Christmas trees in the sand at the rear of the beach.
"WE TOLD YOU SO."
The group are appealing for volunteers to help clear some of the trees this afternoon.