It’s that time of year again! NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYC Department of Sanitation, and GrowNYC will be recycling holiday trees into wood chips at Fort Greene Park. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and in gardens citywide. You may also take a bag of mulch home to use in your back yard or to winterize the street trees on your block. More than 30,000 trees were tree-cycled last year! Here’s how you can ‘chip in:’
First, remove all lights, ornaments, and netting from your holiday tree before bringing it to the park. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some mulch home for free. You can bring your tree to the northeast entrance to Fort Greene Park (at the corner of Myrtle Ave & Washington Park) on January 9th and 10th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
The event is co-sponsored by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, who will be serving holiday treats and hot chocolate.