Readerpix: Horticultural Madness!

1/6/2010:

Hoboken411 reader Rory sent in this picture in of “A homeowner warning horticulturists to stay away from this tree on corner of 5th and Bloomfield.”

Speaking of horticulture – myself and several other tall Hoboken residents are wondering what the CITY LAW is on branches hanging over sidewalks. I believe they’re supposed to be cut to a minimum height above the sidewalk. I’m getting sick of getting my eye nearly poked out or bending unnecessarily to avoid them. You would guess that “if it touches your head, it’s fair game to break off,” right?

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Horticultural madness in Hoboken NJ

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9 Comments on "Readerpix: Horticultural Madness!"

homeworld
Member

Send this letter to the property owner, (you can look up who owns the property here: tax1.co.monmouth.nj.us/cgi-bin/prc6...&out_type=0&district=0901 ), and the matter will most likely be addresses quickly:

Dear Sir or Madam:

Your property located at XXXX XXXX St, Block XX, Lot XX, in the City of Hoboken, New Jersey requires property maintenance. Overgrown vegetation on the property is intruding into the sidewalk and represents a safety hazard to the public. Please have this situation addressed in a timely matter.

Sincerely,

XXXXXXXX

cc: Virginia Buonfigio, Hoboken Zoning Officer
Vincent Pasquale, Hoboken Environmental Services

youme66
Member
youme66

Horticultural madness? This is a case for Mary Ondreka. Isn’t she the City Law on shrubbery?

NJDevils1087
Member
NJDevils1087

“If it touches your head, it’s fair game to break off,”

I’m now claiming this rule when I snap branches off every one of ShopRite’s trees. (and I’m only 5’11”)

plywood
Member
plywood

Let’s call it “the law of the jungle”.

In response to NJDevils1087 who said:
“If it touches your head, it’s fair game to break off,”

I’m now claiming this rule when I snap branches off every one of ShopRite’s trees. (and I’m only 5’11”)

HomeTeam
Member
HomeTeam

At 6’2, walking the sidewalks in this town is dangerous since no one ever trims. I have taken to snapping branches now in a horrible twisted way to hope disease or insects begin to kill the tree.

matt_72
Member

well, if the property owner doesn’t like the trim job on the tree in this photo then maybe they ought to have the courtesy to either trim their own tree or from now on plant trees/shrubs that don’t impair the use of the sidewalk. I am almost curious enough to go take a look, but I suspect the tree/shrub owner planted something that is completely inappropriate for the spot it is planted in if folks are pruning branches as they walk by. You don’t do that if the branches aren’t in the way.

If that tree were in a yard and its branches were hanging over the fence into my yard, I’d be well within my rights to lop them right off right up to the property line.

In response to HomeTeam who said:
At 6’2, walking the sidewalks in this town is dangerous since no one ever trims. I have taken to snapping branches now in a horrible twisted way to hope disease or insects begin to kill the tree.

HansBrix
Member
HansBrix

“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”

– Dorothy Parker (when challenged to use “horticulture” in a sentence.)

Yeah, yeah: OT. But it IS funny. Well sorta.

plywood
Member
plywood

Bonsai!

In response to HansBrix who said:
“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”

– Dorothy Parker (when challenged to use “horticulture” in a sentence.)

Yeah, yeah: OT. But it IS funny. Well sorta.

pawzclawz
Member
pawzclawz

That’s quite clever. I’ve never heard that before.

In response to HansBrix who said:
“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”

– Dorothy Parker (when challenged to use “horticulture” in a sentence.)

Yeah, yeah: OT. But it IS funny. Well sorta.

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