MulchFest 2018

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mount Tom across from River Run Playground (enter at 83rd St and Riverside Drive)
Kristen Meade

Bring your holiday tree to Riverside Park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings in the Park all year long! Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Riverside Park Conservancy staff to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips.

These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. And here’s the best part – you can take a bag of Christmas tree mulch home with you!

More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year city-wide. Help us top this number!

Here’s how you can get involved:


Volunteers are needed to de-Christmas the trees left for recycling. We will be removing ornaments lights and getting the trees ready to chip, then spreading Christmas tree mulch around street trees along Riverside Drive.

To chip in please email or call 212-870-3073 for details.


Recycle your Christmas tree in Riverside Park. Drop your tree at any park entrance and we will bring it to our chipping site to be Treecycled. The chips from your tree will be used as mulch throughout the park. You can even take home a bag of mulch to provide warm winter protection for the street tree in front of your apartment.

**Note: Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site.