NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Mulchfest kicked off in New York City on Wednesday.

Christmas trees can be taken to local parks to be chipped and recycled.

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There will be 33 chipping sites across the five boroughs, including parks and GreenThumb gardens.

“Rather than put your tree on the curb, you can bring it to a local park so it can be recycled, chipped up, and then go back into parks, streets trees or your backyard,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver.

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The mulch will be used to nourish trees and plants in every corner of the city.

Mulchfest will run through Jan. 9.

Click here to find a Mulchfest tree drop-off location near you.

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