30 more trees in Hoboken
Last week, I bumped into these workers from Hufnagel Landscaping (the city “go-to” contractor for various grounds work around town) planting some trees on 11th Street (replacing one that was dying).
On this day, this crew said they had about five trees to plant in various uptown spots (Bloom & Garden). They indicated it takes a bit less than 90 minutes to plant each tree. Cost of trees plus 45-50 hours of work. I wonder how much the city paid for this gig? Can anyone find out via OPRA request? Shouldn’t have cost more than $5-7K… Did we get a fair deal?
Of course, on the city website, we have Mayor Roberts posing with a shovel (which he didn’t use) for yet another PR opportunity:
“30 trees were planted in front of homes at various locations in the city. London Plane, Japanese Scholar and Cherry trees were planted. In picture left to right – James Ronga and Bill D’Angelo of the Shade Tree Commission, Mayor Roberts and son Cris , City Clerk Jim Farina, and Jason Hufnagel of Hufnagel landscaping.”