Monday, January 9, 2023

NYC Mulchfest 2023

This last weekend, we celebrated our 14th Mulchfest anniversary.  The NYC Parks Department and Department of Sanitation have been tree-cycling for longer than that, but we didn't start documenting it until 2009.

Last year, we participated in Mulchfest events in both Tompkins Square Park in the East Village (Manhattan) and Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick (Brooklyn). This year, we focused on Maria Hernandez Park, where people were excited to bring their discarded Christmas trees, even going so far as to bring lawn chairs so they could sit back and enjoy the wood chipper in action.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Pile of discarded Christmas trees in Maria Hernandez Park.

Pile of discarded Christmas trees in Maria Hernandez Park.

A resident donates their holiday tree to the chipper.

Once the chipper got going, the scent of evergreen was wonderfully overwhelming.

Park workers rev up the wood chipper.

Here is some video of wood-chipping goodness:



2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

As the pile of trees shrunk, the pile of fresh mulch grew.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Bags were provided so people could take home as much mulch as they wanted.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Thank you to the NYC Parks Department and the Department of Sanitation for another successful year of holiday tree-cycling.

2023 NYC Mulchfest in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Previously:

  • 2022 (Maria Hernandez and Tompkins Square Parks)
  • 2021 (Tompkins)
  • 2020 (Tompkins)
  • 2019 (Tompkins)
  • 2018 (Tompkins)
  • 2017 (Tompkins)
  • 2016 (Tompkins)
  • 2015 (Tompkins)
  • 2014 (Tompkins)
  • 2013 (Tompkins)
  • [2012 was apparently the lost year!]
  • 2011 (Tompkins)
  • 2010 (Tompkins)
  • 2009 (Tompkins)

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