JACKSON HEIGHTS — These trees will be a cut above the rest.
The Parks Department is holding a Mulchfest at parks across the city, where residents can drop off their old Christmas trees and also have the chance to pick up a free bag of mulch.
Travers Park along 34th Avenue is one of 14 drop-off sites across Queens, and Parks officials have also designated it as a "chipping" site — so residents can watch their old decorations get turned into plant food.
The trees will be chopped up and turned into mulch, which help nourish plantings across the city.
More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year, and the agency hopes to top that record this year, they said.
Residents can drop off trees at Travers Park through Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Parks Department will also be handing out free bags of mulch on Saturday and Sunday.
Travers Park, 78th Street and 34th Avenue. For more information on additional Mulchfest events, visit the Parks Department's website.