On Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 3rd Street and Park Circle entrances to Prospect Park were filled with local residents bringing their Christmas trees to be turned into environment-friendly ground cover, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and departing with a bag of mulch for their gardens or tree pits.
A total of 2,247 trees were mulched. At the 3rd Street entrance, volunteers from the Civic Council, Yale Alumni and New York Cares bagged mulch, prepared trees for mulching and mulched tree pits from Grand Army Plaza to 9th Street. A total of 15 people signed up from the Civic Council – more than from any other organization. Thanks to all who participated.
Thanks to Bob Gilbert for overseeing the Civic Council’s participation. Thanks to Kedin Kilgore for arranging for U-Haul trucks free of charge for tree pick up. Thanks to Kedin and David Baum for their tree collection efforts. And we’re grateful to all those volunteers who dragged trees to corners for pick-up.
MulchFest is co-sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.