Mulchfest collects Christmas trees to help city parks

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The annual Mulchfest was held in Brooklyn this weekend in the city to help local parks.

Residents were able to bring in Christmas trees that would be shredded into mulch.

The mulch would be used for the park or for personal use.

Organizers from Parks and Recreations say they believe people can reduce waste and maintain the health of trees by mulching the city's evergreens.

Bronx Borough Commissioner Iris Rodriguez says the borough has 12 sites that are accepting trees and some sites have volunteers discussing how to preserve trees.

Participants can also collect potpourri from their trees.

The Mulchfest will be held until Sunday.

 

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