Mulchfest This Weekend

Mulchfest This Weekend
MulchFest 2016 at Fort Greene Park (Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks)

Now that the holidays are over, are you wondering what exactly to do with the suddenly out-of-place pine tree in your home? Don’t just throw it out—bring it to a city park this weekend to be made into mulch!

MulchFest will run between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, and you can bring your tree to a city park to be ground up into wood chips, which will be used to feed plants and trees on streets and in parks across the city. You can even take home a bag of mulch for your own garden.

Chipping Locations

– McCarren Park
– Maria Hernandez Park
– Fort Greene Park
– Brooklyn Bridge Park
– Cobble Hill Park
– Prospect Park
– Prospect Park Circle
– Owl’s Head Park
– Marine Park
– Gowanus Canal Conservancy (Sunday Only)

Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks.

If those dates or locations don’t work, you can also drop your tree off anytime until Sunday, January 7 at alternate locations and the city will take care of the tree recycling for you.

Drop-Off Locations


– Transmitter Park
– McGolrick Park
– Herbert Von King Park
– The Amazing Garden
– Coffey Park
– Red Hook Park
– Green Space @ President Street
– Washington Park
– Prospect Heights Community Farm
– Brower Park
– St. John’s Recreation Center
– Sunset Park
– Linden Park

Finally, if none of those locations are accessible, DSNY will make special curbside collections of Christmas trees starting today and continuing through Saturday, January 13.

If you’d like to get even more involved, you can register online with NYC Parks’ Stewardship Team and volunteer to spread mulch in parks from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 6—though with temperature forecast at 13°, that might be a chilly proposition!

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