Pitchforks (and hydrant wrenches) aloft!

Flower Power! We are neighbors who are interested in bringing some botanical beauty to the bike-lane
tree pits so we have persuaded the city to allow us to garden there unimpeded. Anyone is welcome to
join at any level of involvement. There are no dues and no formal meetings; Just a desire to keep
Chelsea tree-lined and flower-filled. Join us!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cold, Dark and Dead

Spring seems so far away. The only things of note in my pit are the garbage and cigarette butts. Still I got this note from Christine Quinn's office and thought a few of you might still be interested in things like mulch. In the meantime, stay warm. Think green thoughts.

MulchFest 2013
Please join the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC in recycling your Christmas trees into wood chips.  Bringing your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch will nourish plantings across the city!  You can also take home your very own bag of free mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

MulchFest 2013 is happening this Saturday and SundayJanuary 12 and 13 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  

There are chipping locations, where you can drop off your tree and pick up a bag of mulch and drop off only locations all over the City.  To find one closest to you please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest.   

You can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Wednesday, January 9 through Sunday, January 13.  Leave your tree with the Parks Department and they will recycle it.