You are reading

Turn Your Christmas Tree Into Mulch at City’s Annual Mulchfest

(NYC Parks)

Jan. 4, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

The holidays are over and residents have a chance to dispose of Christmas trees in an eco-friendly way during the city’s annual MulchFest.

Residents can bring their Christmas trees to a number of designated parks and gardens throughout the borough to be turned into mulch. This year’s event kicked off on Dec. 26 and residents can drop trees off at listed locations throughout all five boroughs through Jan. 9.

The mulch created by the trees will be used by the city in public parks and gardens to help trees and plants grow. Mulch adds nutrients to the soil, deters weeds, retains moisture and keeps roots warm.

Residents can also watch their trees get mulched at designated chipping sites on Jan. 9 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and can also take home a free bag of mulch.

The City requires residents to remove all lights, ornaments and netting from the trees before they are brought to a mulching site.

Mulchfest, which is run by the Dept. of Sanitation and NYC Parks, has been an annual event for more than 20 years. Last year the city mulched around 50,000 trees.

This year the city is appealing to residents to wear a face covering and practice social distancing if visiting any of the locations.

Drop off locations and chipping sites
Astoria Park located at 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue
Forest Park located at Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard
Hunters Point South Park located at 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard
Juniper Valley Park located at 80th Street between Juniper Boulevard North and South
Travers Park located at 78th Street and 34th Avenue

Drop-off location only
Captain Mario Fajardo Playground located at Kissena Boulevard at Booth Memorial Avenue*
Queensbridge Park located at Vernon Boulevard and Queensbridge Park Greenway
Windmill Community Garden located at 39-22 29th St.
Windmuller Park at Lawrence Virgilio Playground located at 39th Drive and 54th Street

All drop off locations can be found here.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Preserving Tradition, Embracing Innovation: A Journey through Katz’s Delicatessen

May. 22, 2024 by Jill Carvajal

In this episode of Schneps Connects, we delve into the captivating history and enduring legacy of Katz’s Delicatessen, a cherished institution in New York City since 1888. Jake Dell, the fifth-generation custodian of Katz’s, joins us to recount the deli’s evolution amidst the ever-changing landscape of NYC. From its iconic “Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army” campaign to the traditional ticket system, Jake shares insights into the family business and invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs, especially in the demanding restaurant industry of NYC. He unveils some of Katz’s secrets, including the meticulous pastrami-making process that sets them apart, and discusses the enduring allure that keeps customers lining up daily. From expanding catering services to international shipping, Jake reflects on the milestones and challenges of running Katz’s, highlighting his proudest achievements and future aspirations. With a nod to its celebrity following and film appearances, Jake offers a glimpse into the deli’s cultural impact and what lies ahead for this beloved New York institution.

Brooklyn man who was cleared in the murder of 14-year-old girl, indicted for attempted murder of teen in Middle Village last July: DA

A Brooklyn man who had a murder conviction vacated by the Queens District Attorney’s Office in November 2022 was indicted in connection to a fatal shooting in Middle Village.

Shamel Capers, 24, of Herzl Street, was arraigned Tuesday in Queens Supreme Court on an indictment charging him with attempted murder and Dante Hunter, 25, of Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, was arraigned Monday on an indictment charging with murder and other crimes in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Joshua Taylor in Middle Village last July.