Washington Square Park

Mulchfest 2018 - Recycle Your Holiday Tree

Say fir-well to your holiday tree at Washington Square Park.

Between now and January 13th take your tree by the Washington Square Arch and join NYC Parks and the NYC Department of Sanitation in the NYC holiday tradition of recycling your Christmas tree!

Put on your boots and haul your tree to the Park for your tree to chipped into wood chips and mulch that will be used to nourish trees and green spaces, making NYC even greener. Last year more than 25,000 trees were recycled!  

Chipping Weekend - January 12th & 13th 

Alternately, join the Chipping Weekend in Washington Square Park to take home a tree-mento! NYC Parks will chip your tree and give you your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

To participate simply take your tree to the Park between 10am and 2pm on January 12th & 13th. There are also other chipping locations across the city, find them here.

Remember to remove all lights and decorations before taking your tree for mulching.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Help NYC Parks spread mulch in tree beds throughout the city during Mulchfest! Join our Stewardship Team to help us spread mulch and insulate our young trees from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back! Register today

Mulchfest is organized by NYC Parks and NYC Department of Sanitation

Mulchfest 2018 - Recycle Your Holiday Tree


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