January 29, 2018, Glen Cove, NY…There was much to mulch as the Glen Cove Beautification Commission joined together with Old Country Tree Service to give Christmas trees that were donated by city residents a new purpose. “I love the idea of tree recycling – that’s repurposing Christmas trees into mulch and compost,” said Mayor Tim Tenke. “Thanks to our residents who took the time to bring their Christmas Trees to our drop off area in Morgan Memorial Park, we are able to use the mulch as part of our city’s beautification efforts this spring.”
“While we had to postpone our annual Chip-A-Tree event due to the January snow storm, we still had over 50 trees to mulch,” said Darcy Belyea, Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Director. The mulch will be used in the city’s Adopt-A-Spot gardens as well as in parks, the golf course and at other city facilities. “I appreciate the efforts of our Beautification Commission who work on many outstanding projects for the city and I am grateful to the Duffy family – Tom, Tom Jr. and Peter – from Old Country Tree Service for their help each year,” added Ms. Belyea.
Photo caption: Mayor Tenke, Councilwoman Pamela Panzenbeck and Parks & Recreation Director Darcy Belyea join members of the Glen Cove Beautification Commission and Old Country Tree Services during Glen Cove’s tree recycling event at Morgan Memorial Park.
Photo Credit: Tab Hauser