For anyone who lives outside the world of NYC—ever wonder how New Yorkers get their Christmas trees? I mean, is it really like we’ve all seen in the movies where the tree is dragged down the street?
|Mikey Kaler–Pro Tree Man|
|Preparing for Decor|
We almost disassembled it on the 26th. How depressing! Since I was raised Catholic, it has been tradition to undecorate after New Years, or the feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. Knowing that there is no possible way for this creature to hang on until after the New Year, we took it down last night. Farewell Tannenbaum!
|A Happy Charlie Brown’s Great Nephew|
Half of the tree was scattered all over our apartment. Dry as a cracker, it has joined the ranks of the other dead trees that line the streets of New York City. Curbside pick-up will begin on January 3rd, and the leftovers will be recycled into mulch for the city parks. “Mulchfest” is now a tradition in New York City.
Thank goodness for our dead tree. She will live a magnificent afterlife, covering the ground in green spaces like Central Park, Riverside, and Bryant Park among others, and hopefully have little recollection of her last “drying” days. Until next Christmas–when we do it all over again.