Christmas, Event, Parks
Jan 08, 2016

Bring Your Christmas Tree to MulchFest This Weekend!

I know I’ve mentioned this in this week’s events post, but I can’t resist bringing additional attention to MulchFest. This annual event allows you to bring your tree (and wreath) (…)

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I know I’ve mentioned this in this week’s events post, but I can’t resist bringing additional attention to MulchFest. This annual event allows you to bring your tree (and wreath) down to the parking lot in Astoria Park and get it mulched—you can then take mulch home for your gardening needs, or just have some for the wonderful evergreen smell. Here’s more info:

Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home.

Saturday and Sunday, January 9-10, 10am-2pm
Astoria Park Parking Lot

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Photo credit: Astoria Park Alliance

Here are some photos from last year’s MulchFest. So head over this weekend and mulch it up!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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