The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) reports that Mulchfest 2009 was a big success, bringing in many more trees than last year. And Brooklyn, as usual, rocked the house:
MulchFest 2009 brought 17,083 trees from around the city - a 30 percent increase from last year. New Yorkers from Brooklyn brought out the most trees of any borough at 7,325, followed closely [not that closely!] by Manhattan's 5,820. Queens' residents brought out 1,736 Christmas trees. The Bronx chipped 920 trees while 457 were mulched at the event on Staten Island.I worked with the crew from Good Shepherd Services, pictured above, to distribute mulch along the eroded horse paths in Park Circle during Mulchfest 2009. There were LOTS of volunteers on hand during the day to handle the bigger workload.
- Parks And New Yorkers Get Chipper For Mulchfest 2009, Press Release, Parks, 2009-01-12
This year, Parks & Recreation designated 89 recycling sites to accept trees throughout the five boroughs on Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. At many of the tree drop-off locations, chippers were on hand and residents could take home mulch for their own gardens and plants. The Department of Sanitation will also be making curbside tree collections and transporting them to recycling sites from Monday, January 5rd through Friday, January 16th. Last year, more than 173,000 Christmas trees were collected and recycled by the City - more than 13,000 through MulchFest.
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