Mulchfest is an annual event to help keep Christmas trees out of Milwaukee landfills and repurpose their organic materials.

The Washington Heights Neighborhood Association’s Green Committee, the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and the Urban Ecology Center are hosting Mulchfest 2017 on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Washington Park, according to Alderman Michael J. Murphy.

Mulchfest, an annual event to help keep Christmas trees out of the landfill by converting them into mulch (by city crews) for gardens and yards, will again be held in the parking lot located via the N. 40th Street, at the Urban Ecology Center entrance to Washington Park, Alderman Murphy said.

“It’s a great program and I encourage neighbors to ‘go sustainable’ and help reduce the number of trees that will go to the landfill by taking their trees to Mulchfest instead,” Alderman Murphy said.

The Story Hill Neighborhood Association is also hosting a Christmas tree mulching event on Saturday, January 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in General Mitchell Boulevard Park, and the west end of the parking area near N. 51st and W. Blue Mound Road.

Additionally, the Enderis Park Neighborhood Association will also be hosting a similar event on the morning of Saturday, January 7 in Enderis Park, near N. 72nd and W. Locust Streets.

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Allison Meier