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As it has in years past, the last whisper of the holiday season will end with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department's annual MulchFest, during which New Yorkers can drag their dead and dying spruces to any designated park, where someone will stuff them into a mulch machine, all in the name of tree-cycling.
On January 10th and 11th between 11am and 2pm, chippers will be running at various city parks (see the full list here; chances are your apartment is well-within tree-lugging distance of at least one of them). However, if you'd rather not bear witness to the slaughtering process, you can drop your tree off anytime beforehand and tell yourself that it simply went to Christmas Tree Heaven.
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