Where Rockefeller Center's Tree Ends Up
Towering up to 90 feet tall and 40 feet wide, the Norway Spruce that finds its way to New York’s Rockefeller Center is one big tree. So it’s nice to know the Center started recycling it in 1971. Since 1974, the Boy Scouts of America has been the recipient of almost three tons of mulch, used as ground cover at their camps. The U.S. Equestrian Team in Gladstone, NJ gets the trunk—which becomes an obstacle jump. Ride through the team's training grounds and you're looking at what's left of all those trees, landmarks in their heyday.
And as we mentioned before, every year New Yorkers can recycle their own trees during MulchFest.