It's the last weekend of Mulchfest, the citywide program that lets you recycle your Christmas tree at one of the Parks Department's dedicated drop-off spots. The resulting mulch will be used to nourish the city's trees.
This is also the last official Chipping Weekend, when you can take your tree to a special chipping spot and get a bag of free mulch to use in your backyard or place around a street tree. In Upper Manhattan, the only chipping site is in Inwood Park (see address below); hours this Saturday and Sunday are 10am-2pm.
Here are all the Mulchfest drop-off locations in Upper Manhattan, from south to north:
• East Harlem Marcus Garvey Park, E 120th St and Madison Ave
• Central Harlem Morningside Park, W 123rd St and Morningside Ave
• Central Harlem St. Nicholas Park, one block south of W 133rd St and St. Nicholas Ave
• Central Harlem Brigadier General Charles Young Playground, 145th St and Lenox Ave
• Washington Heights J. Hood Wright Park, W 173rd St near Haven Ave
• Inwood Inwood Hill Park, Isham St and Seaman Ave