Chip in! Tree-cycle your old Christmas pines at parks during this weekend’s Mulchfest

In it to bin it: Dump your old Christmas tree and help nourish the city’s green spaces at Mulch Fest.
Photo by Georgine Benvenuto

It’s so mulch fun!

Brooklynites can toss their old needle-shedding tannenbaums this weekend at green spaces across the Borough of Kings during the Department of Parks and Recreation’s beloved annual tree-cycle event known as Mulchfest.

Environmentally friendly tree-lovers can either chuck their ornament-free pines into a wood-chipper and take home a fresh bag of mulch, or just drop them off so their soon-to-be-pulverized roots can be put to use nourishing trees and other plants throughout the five boroughs.

Locals can bid fir-well to their Christmas trees on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at more than a dozen meadows in Brooklyn.

Those still in the holiday spirit who don’t want to say wood-bye to their once-festive conifers just yet can also toss them curbside for pick-up until Jan. 13.

Chipping locations

Brooklyn Bridge Park (99 Plymouth St. at Adams Street in Dumbo)

Cobble Hill Park (Clinton Street and Verandah Place in Cobble Hill)

Fort Greene Park (Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene)

Maria Hernandez Park (Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick)

Marine Park (E. 33rd Street and Avenue U in Marine Park)

McCarren Park (Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg)

Owl’s Head Park (68th Street and Colonial Road in Bay Ridge)

Prospect Park (Third Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope)

Prospect Park (Park Circle at Parkside Avenue in Windsor Terrace)

Drop-off only

Amazing Garden (261 Columbia St. at Carroll Street in Cobble Hill)

Brower Park (Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place in Crown Heights)

Coffey Park (Dwight and Verona streets in Red Hook)

Green Space (222 Fifth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope)

McGolrick Park (Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint)

Prospect Heights Community Farm (254 St. Marks Ave. at Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights)

Red Hook Park (Lorraine and Henry streets in Red Hook)

Sunset Park (44th Street and Sixth Avenue in Sunset Park)

Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Avenue between West Street and the East River in Greenpoint)

Washington Park (Third Street and Fifth Avenue in Fort Greene)

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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