Post comes from Laura Myers, Senior Park Interpreter of Neys Provincial Park.
Driftwood – it makes a great bench to watch the sunset, a balancing beam to play on, or that perfect element to your photograph.
The whole post can be read HERE
Ecologically speaking, driftwood is an essential component of beach ecosystems. From the skeleton of an entire tree to a piece of driftwood the size of a pebble, each piece of driftwood provides a benefit to the beach ecosystem.
Driftwood provides stability to the sandy beach environment. With winds and waves, beaches are constantly shifting and experiencing natural disturbance. Like the edges you build around a garden, driftwood helps hold the sand in place and allows plants to take root.