Tree Mulching Workshop

Trees need your love and respect! Lend a hand at this day of service to mulch trees on campus at Snug Harbor. Mulching with compost allows for moisture conservation by slowing evaporation and increasing the organic matter that can hold water.

WHEN: May 13 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
WHERE: Visitor Services Booth at Snug Harbor (view site map and directions here)
ADMISSION: FREE | Registration requested here

Mulching also keeps temperatures more even, protecting your tree’s roots from the heat of summer.  As the mulch decomposes, it also improves soil fertility and structure. The nutrition in the compost releases slowly, giving those roots delicious food through the season. Of course, mulch also helps reduce unwanted plant growth around the base of the tree, reducing competition for that nutritious soil.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

This program is made possible in part with funding provided by the New York City Council through A Greener NYC, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Snug Harbor thanks the Staten Island City Council Delegation for their generous allocations. This program is also made possible in part with funding provided by the NYC Service Civic Impact capacity building grant.