Victoria residents Jewel Buchanan and Anabel Mondolfi collected more than 175 Christmas trees in four days to take to Brazoria County, where volunteers annually line beachfront with recycled trees to restore sand dunes. The shoreline's dunes were destroyed during Hurricane Ike in 2008 and still have not recovered. The trees' branches help trap blowing sand to reinforce the dunes.

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