Trees need your love and respect! Give Snug Harbor some TLC by volunteering to help us put in tree rings to prepare for the season.
WHEN: September 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Meet at Visitor Info Booth on Chapel Road and Gazebo Road
ADMISSION: Free | Register here
This is a great event for all ages and abilities, so please join us! We encourage every volunteer to bring your food scraps, and prepare to take home some compost to mulch your own trees.
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 as we move into the cooler months. 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.