Wednesday, December 26, 2018
The rush to be the first tree in the Tompkins Square Park MulchFest pen
The city is officially starting to collect trees for the annual MulchFest on Jan. 4.
Ahead of this, EVG Senior MulchFest Deputy Editor Steven notes today that a tree is already waiting in the wings ... just outside the MulchFest pens that Park workers have yet to assemble...
The two-day Chip-a-thon (aka Chipping Weekend) happens in the Park on Jan. 12-13. Per the Parks Department website: "We'll chip your tree and give you your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree."
The mulch also pairs nicely with banana and granola for a seasonal Açaí bowl.
Updated 8 p.m.
Well, the sign on Avenue A at Ninth Street says "drop your tree here" ... and someone has...
[Photo by Steven]