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Mulchfest 2013 Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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Volunteer to help distribute mulch and teach your neighbors about the benefits of tree care during NYC Parks'  MulchFest!

MulchFest, an annual event held by NYC Parks, provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to bring their holiday trees to designated sites across the five boroughs where city equipment, along with donated forestry equipment, is used to turn dead trees into wood chips. The chips can then be placed in tree pits and horticultural areas, helping to conserve warmth and soil moisture throughout the winter as well as inhibiting the growth of weeds.

This orientation session serves to train civic-minded volunteers as Mulchfest ambassadors:

  • Help to prep holiday trees for chipping
  • Distribute bags of mulch to local tree stewards
  • Educate folks about the many benefits of mulching trees!

During the orientation you will be able to select one of several tree chipping sites at which to participate.

Please email to register for the orientation!


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830 Fifth Avenue
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The Arsenal, 830 5th Avenue (at 64th Street), 3rd Floor Conference Room, Manhattan



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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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