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More Christmas Tree Mulching in NYC

  • Subject: [cg] More Christmas Tree Mulching in NYC
  • From: "Nathaniel Harris" njharris78@hotmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 17:12:40 -0500

To add to the last post about mulching Christmas trees in NYC, The New York City Parks Department is sponsoring its annual "Mulchfest" which takes place in many neighborhood parks throughout the city. For all the info, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks. And if you go to one of the designated chipping sites listed on the website, you can take home some fresh chips for your community garden.

Nate Harris, Partnerships for Parks

>From: "Kirby, Ellen"
>To:
>Subject: [cg] RE: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1631 - 1 msg
>Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:43:04 -0500
>
>Christmas Tree Mulching in NYC
>
>Our community horticulture program here at Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
>Brooklyn GreenBridge will be co-sponsoring a Christmas Tree mulching day
>on Sat. Jan. 10 from 11 Am-3 PM at Green-Wood Cemetery, entrance at 25th
>Street and 5th Avenue,  near Sunset and Prospect Parks in Brooklyn.  Our
>Master Composters will be on hand to give out information about
>composting and will explain the best ways to use the mulch.
>
>Mulch is free to the public to take home on a regular basis (8AM-4PM
>daily, year round).  Last year we started this program with a grant from
>the NYC City Council for our Waste Free NYC project in organic
>recycling.
>
>Green-Wood Cemetery, the final resting place for such notables as
>Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed and  Louis Comfort Tiffany (as well as
>Billy the Butcher from Gangs of NY fame), is one of the oldest public
>cemeteries in the US and was the prototype for many of the parks
>designed by Olmsted.  It covers nearly 300 acres and is one of the most
>beautiful green spaces in NYC. So, it's quite nice to now have their
>sponsorship with us of this annual feel-good event.
>
>THE NY City Dept. of Sanitation will pick up trees curbside for
>recycling but over 1/3 will be "contaminated" with lights and ornaments.
>At our event, we will have volunteers stripping all the trees of such if
>necessary so they can be recycled.
>
>I also have written a tip sheet on Using Christmas Tree Mulch if anyone
>wants to see it.  Our BBG website: www.bbg.org has lots of good info
>about Christmas trees. I can send you the tip sheet if you request if
>from me at ellenkirby@bbg.org
>
>Thanks to those who shared ideas/concerns.  This will be helpful in our
>work to keep Brooklyn green.
>
>Ellen Kirby
>
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>   1. Re: Mulching Xmas trees/pea brush (Don Boekelheide)
>
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>Message: 1
>Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:19:30 -0800 (PST)
>From: Don Boekelheide
>To: community_garden@mallorn.com
>Subject: [cg] Re: Mulching Xmas trees/pea brush
>
>Hi, all,
>
>What Libby says holds true for warmer climes, too,
>where 'pine straw' is in some ways our most convenient
>mulch for woodies (weed-free, holds up well  - only
>problem is that voles like to live in it, and rats downtown...).
>
>I've also used Xmas trees for pea brush, a technique I
>really like, but I admit I like leafless branches from deciduous trees
>better (beech is my favorite, if I have to do any trimming or after-ice
>storm clean up). Pea brush is free, no purchased stakes, no string,
>looks interesting, easy to compost or mulch with after... Excellent CG
>and home technique.
>
>Happy New Year,
>
>Don Boekelheide
>Charlotte NC (nice warm-ish Zone 7B)
>
>Libby writes:
>
> > Actually, in colder climates, Christmas tree
> > branches make great mulch.
> >
> > I "prune" all the trees left out on our block for
> > the City's tree
> > recyclying program, and use the branches in my yard.
> > In the spring, I
> > put all the branches on my raspberry bed to add to
> > the permanent
> > mulch, but I used to use them as pea brush before I
> > began growing
> > snap peas on a trellis.
> >
> > One can also build all sorts of neat furniture, e.g. headboards,
> > benches with the trunks.
> >
> > But Bill is quite right, "Recycle that Christmas
> > tree."
> >
> > Happy Holidays,
> >
> > Libby
>
>
>
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