Christmas trees on the sidewalk – that’s how you know it’s January in NYC. Once proud and handsome centerpieces of a warm and holiday cheered apartment, they lie on their sides on the curbs with a sad bit of tinsel still hanging on, waiting for their end in some landfill.
The ones at Mulchfest 2010 met a better fate, though. I worked with the NYC Parks Department to document the big event at Tompkins Square Park, McCarren Park and other sites, where families, roommates, and Million Trees NYC lined up and mulched their trees.
Click here for the slideshow. Watching it will make you feel better about winter, the music especially – this Fleet Foxes song I sing all the time while showering, cooking, waiting on the subway platform…
Below we’ve got: super happy Million Trees NYC volunteers at Tompkins Square Park – one on crutches even; Mulchfest 2010 outreach surveys waiting to be filled out; more volunteers at McCarren Park – awesome bunch; a little boy at McCarren waiting while his parents filled out a survey. I love the light in the last one.
Million Trees NYC does much more than Mulchfest – check it out: http://milliontreesnyc.org/html/involved/get_involved.shtml