[Photo on 2nd Avenue from yesterday]
Although your holiday/Christmas tree should remain fresh until it's time to take it to the curb next December, some people may want to discard of it sooner.
Soooo ... the annual MulchFest takes place on Jan. 7 and 8 (2017!) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tompkins Square Park. Details are here.
And if you can't drag the thing to the Park? You can leave by the curb... but with some rules. Per the NY Department of Sanitation ...
Weather permitting, DSNY will collect and compost clean Christmas trees left at the curb from Tuesday, January 3, 2017 through Saturday, January 14, 2017. The trees are chipped, mixed with leaves, and recycled into rich compost for NYC's parks, institutions, and community gardens. Remove all lights, ornaments, stands, and plastic bags from your tree; trees that still have these items attached will be collected as garbage.
At that location by the side of St. Mark's Church yard, the tree vendors were gone by 6:40pm on Christmas eve, leaving behind 20 - counted 'em, TWENTY - good-size trees (some rather dry, but some still fresh & pliable), as well as a huge wreath and a lot of greenery garland. When I passed there at about 2pm on Christmas day, every last bit of it was GONE.
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