Mulch Madness 2012 in McCarren Park

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The smell of pine tar, the whirrrrr of a wood chipper.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

Piles of discared Christmass trees at the north end of McCarren Park.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

Heaps of trees.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

Just heaps and heaps of trees.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

So damn many trees.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

Sorting the trees, loading the hopper.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

And away we goooooo!

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

A few trees made it through the chipper.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

But pine trees are filled with pine sap.

trees mccarren park wood chipper christmas

And that pine sap eventually clogged this machine.

January 7, 2012

Few things illustrate our tendency to consume without regard for consequece like the piles of dried-up Christmas trees dropped off at the parks around New York City.

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