Where can you find Christmas trees on the beach?

Signs of the season are beginning to take hold on the beaches of New Jersey.

No one is really sure how this came about, but the relatively new tradition of Christmas trees on Jersey Shore beaches continues to grow.

It started before the pandemic brought everything to a halt, but has really grown in the last two years, and now multiple locations are being reported on social media.

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

Families come from far and wide to walk the beach, see the tree, take some photos and leave a painted seashell among the pine branches.

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

The first trees of this season were planted this week in Ocean City on North Beach and 55th Street.

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

In North Beach, the tree is associated with a community food drive and visitors are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable groceries.

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

Facebook/Somers Point, NJ scene

Many more trees will be raised in the coming days and thousands will come to place a shell.

Facebook/Lori Minassian

Facebook/Lori Minassian

The trees are also environmentally friendly. Used Christmas trees are used in many cities to fortify protective dunes. The trees are buried in the sand to prevent erosion.

If you know of a beach tree in New Jersey please let us know. Leave a comment, send an email or use the free NJ101.5 app to send us a message to spread the Christmas cheer.

We’ll be using your comments to compile a list of beach Christmas trees to visit this holiday season.

Eric Scott is Senior Political Director and Moderator for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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