Christmas Trees

Mulchfest allows residents to drop of their Christmas trees so they can be made into mulch. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC’s Parks Department Launches Annual MulchFest For Christmas Tree Recycling

New Yorkers can now bring their Christmas trees to designated parks to be turned into mulch.


Experts say there are many ways to reuse your old Christmas tree in your garden. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Suggest Alternatives To Throwing Away Your Old Christmas Tree

Christmas trees served us well during the holidays, but in the New Year, they are invariably tossed to the curb and left to be picked up as trash.


FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC To Provide Curbside Pickup, Recycling Of Christmas Trees

Trees left out on the curb for pickup will be chipped and composted for city parks, gardens and ball fields.


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NYC’s 5 Best Stores for Ornaments

Decorating a tree is as individual a decision as figuring out what constitutes an ugly Christmas sweater. Put another way: beauty is in the eye of the trimmer.


5 Beautiful Holiday Trees in NYC (Beyond Rockefeller Center)

It takes a hard heart not to get excited by a well-trimmed tree. After you’ve ogled the one at Rockefeller Center—a 76-foot, 12-ton spruce illuminated this year with 45,000 LED lights—take a look at New […]


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Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

This holiday season, deck the halls with green decor, re-purposed wrapping paper and LED Christmas lights.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (file/Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Christie Rips Jersey Shore Residents Who Don’t Want Dunes As ‘Extremely Selfish’

The governor had harsh words for oceanfront property owners in New Jersey who are refusing to let the government build protective dune systems between their homes and the water.


FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Bring Christmas Trees To Recycle At MulchFest

New York City residents were set to recycle thousands of old Christmas trees this weekend, during the 17th annual MulchFest at sites in all five boroughs.


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It’s The Big Week For Christmas Tree Shopping

“It’s within 10 to 11 days of Christmas and everybody wants their tree up,” said Mary, who runs the Stables Garden Center in East Moriches.


Students in Sandy-ravaged Long Beach, N.Y., got a surprise on Dec. 7, 2012, in the form of little Christmas trees. (Photo: CBS 2)

Sandy-Ravaged Long Beach Gets Special Delivery Of Holiday Cheer

Disabled teenagers from United Cerebral Palsy came to Long Beach to offer 60 individually decorated Christmas trees to children who lost possessions and homes.


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New York City Christmas Tree Guide 2012

From the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting to the lesser known trees on the Upper East Side, there are plenty of festive spruces and firs to see in the city this season.

CBS New York–12/04/2012

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Mobile Couch: Top 10 Christmas Tree Care Tips

If you’re heading out to get a Christmas tree this weekend, we sent Alex Denis out on the Mobile Couch to get some expert advice on picking the right one and keeping it in tip top shape for the holidays.


Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farm Guide: N.Y., N.J., Conn.

Whether you live in New York City or call Connecticut or New Jersey home, you can pick one of these spots to bring home the holiday cheer – and a Christmas tree.

CBS New York–11/30/2012

Boy Scouts Christmas trees

Grinch Wastes Little Time: Thieves Steal $3,000 Worth Of Xmas Trees From Boy Scouts

Police are calling it a heartless holiday crime. Thieves stole dozens of Christmas trees from the Boy Scouts. But this story of a holiday Grinch has become a reflection of the spirit of the season.



Ronnie Spector Headlines South Street Seaport Tree-Lighting

Rock legend Ronnie Spector is the headliner Friday night at the South Street Seaport’s tree-lighting ceremony in Lower Manhattan.