Sunday, January 7, 2018

Mulchfest 2018

My favorite event of the year was this weekend: Mulchfest!

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

Leading up to the event, discarded Christmas trees piled up in Tompkins Square.

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

By Saturday afternoon, the sun was out and there was a fresh pile of mulch free for the taking near the Krishna tree.

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

The chipper arrived...

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

...and the mulch action began.

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

I am totally obsessed with the wood chipper, so had to take a few short videos.  I couldn't take one long video because my camera kept freezing and shutting down. I think the temperature was around 14 degrees.







In this one, the mulch gets dumped out into a second pile where people eagerly awaited to bag up fresh chipped evergreen.



Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

The park always smells so good this time of year, I love it.  Get over to the park and take some mulch home before it rains.

Mulchfest 2018 in Tompkins Square Park

This is my favorite Mulchfest image, taken in 2014.  No one can resist the heavenly scent of fresh mulch!

Mulchfest 2014


Previous Mulchfest posts:

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2011
2010
2009