Address: 25th Street at 5th Avenue - 718-210-3080
Description: Calling all gardeners! The Green-Wood Historic Fund will host “TU-MULCH-UOUS AND TREE-MENDOUS,” a day of free mulch, and free trees, and free gardening advice, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery.
Starting at 10:00 a.m., home landscapers and urban gardeners can scoop up some of the best, high-grade mulch available. Mulch-seekers are advised to bring their own bags. Free trees are also available for New York City residents thanks to a collaboration with the New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC.
Anyone interested in bringing home a free tree should arrive as close to 10 am as possible to fill out a registration form. Trees are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, though a small number of trees will also be available by reservation ahead of time, via www.green-wood.com/toursevents. To be eligible to receive a tree, you must be a New York City resident and able to transport the tree home on your own that day. Each tree weighs approximately 30 pounds. One hundred trees will be given away, and participants can select the tree they’d like. Options at Green-Wood will include fruit trees and small flowering trees. Participants can save time by downloading the paperwork online in advance, via http://www.treegiveaways.com/greenwood.php.
Also on hand will be Green-Wood horticulture experts to answer any gardening-related questions you might have about your new tree or your garden at home.
Participants are urged to register online in advance. To find out more information or to register, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080. Quantities are limited and participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.