Tree Mulching Workshop

Trees need your love and respect!  Give them some TLC by mulching them appropriately. Come learn more at this brief workshop, and pick up some compost to mulch your own trees.

WHEN: May 8 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
WHERE: Meet at Visitor Info Booth at Snug Harbor on Chapel Road
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested

Mulching with compost allows for moisture conservation by slowing evaporation and increasing the organic matter that can hold water.  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.