January 2010 was a great start to the new year. Besides upkeeping our projects from 2009, such as rain barrel systems, tree plots, construction projects, and maintaining the bronx river we also have our much beloved Mulchfest. At the start of the year we made sure all water harvesting systems were winterized. This is the time of year when we concentrate on plot monitoring, the trees are doing very well in many areas. Tree growth has shown good progress and weeds have been suppressed in areas that have trees growing well.
Mulchfest was at a new location this year because we are trying to get exposure so that participation in this event will grow. We mulched over 120 trees and it was a good mulch year for a new site.