I attended my tenth annual Mulchfest in Tompkins Square Park this last weekend and it did not disappoint!
A crisp 25°F and bright sunshine Saturday morning made for perfect wood-chipping conditions, and as usual, the smell of minced Christmas trees was heavenly.
The wood-chipper in action:
Dumping the mulch on the former site of beloved Bendy Tree:
Workers from the NYC Parks Department were on hand to distribute bags so people could take home fresh mulch, which can be used in yards, tree wells and as a potpourri.
Last year, the bags were decorated with the NYC Parks Department logo, but I like the design this year, which features a Christmas tree.
Enjoy the next few weeks in Tompkins Square as the scent of evergreens blankets the park.
See previous Mulchfest posts here.