More trees lost in Hoboken!

Trees dropping like flies in Hoboken, NJ

Add to the “environmentally criminal” file here in Hoboken. One Hoboken411 reader captured yet another tree-botching incident. This time on 5th Street near Moran’s bar.

Holy crap. At what point do you just pull the plug on the entire plant, and just install a robotic parking meter that fails when the humidity surpasses 49.5%? Do people get a kick out of seeing a mockery of a tree like this? Like laughing at a paraplegic? Have some grace, for Christ’s sake!

Tree hack job on 5th street in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken is “Hacked Tree City USA”

10/3/2013 Update:

Just adding to the file here – how sometimes trees get botched so bad in Hoboken. How can some tree pruning jobs go so badly? Like this “Bad haircut” a poor tree received in front of Beowoof near 5th & Washington Streets. At this point, why not just cut it down and plant a fresh new one?

Hoboken Tree Botched at 5th and Washington Streets

Hoboken is Tree Stump City USA!

9/16/2011:

Yesterday, crews completely removed a healthy 150 year-old tree near 10th and Hudson Streets.

The tree, which not only provided character and charm to the historic uptown neighborhood – but it also lowered electricity bills to those properties that benefited from the shade during scorching summer months. The property owner who’s tree this was DID NOT authorize the removal of the tree.

Who ever proclaimed us “Tree City USA?” – We’re more like “Stumpsville, NJ!”

Do you wonder if the city is in cahoots with PSE&G to increase power bills?

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14 Comments on "More trees lost in Hoboken!"

john14
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john14

Typical of our city. Doing things that just make you shake your head.

bigpalooka
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bigpalooka

It’s the same problem with everything here. There’s money to plant trees, build a park, build a walkway along the river, but nothing for maintenance. The trees along the waterfront are stressed and dying, some are partially uprooted by the hurricane, and others are pulling up sidewalks all over town. At least half the lights along the river walkway are out (try walking after sunset between Newark St and the W Hotel). I don’t have to mention the waterway parks falling into the river.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Again Palooka consider your leader reduced the man power..Try giving her a call.[quote comment=”210791″]It’s the same problem with everything here. There’s money to plant trees, build a park, build a walkway along the river, but nothing for maintenance. The trees along the waterfront are stressed and dying, some are partially uprooted by the hurricane, and others are pulling up sidewalks all over town. At least half the lights along the river walkway are out (try walking after sunset between Newark St and the W Hotel). I don’t have to mention the waterway parks falling into the river.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Big believe city must call huffnagle professionals..to climb trees and trim etc..Biggest company in the area..hired two more at 200k per year,yet huffnagle is $$$$$$$$$$$[quote comment=”210791″]It’s the same problem with everything here. There’s money to plant trees, build a park, build a walkway along the river, but nothing for maintenance. The trees along the waterfront are stressed and dying, some are partially uprooted by the hurricane, and others are pulling up sidewalks all over town. At least half the lights along the river walkway are out (try walking after sunset between Newark St and the W Hotel). I don’t have to mention the waterway parks falling into the river.[/quote]

briank
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briank

I emailed the city in July during the heat wave to ask why the newly planted trees around the city were not being watered. No response. No surprise.
The city planted trees in 2010 that are completely dead now and I will be surprised if the additional trees planted spring 2011 make it another year. As my dad would say- that was a half-assed job. It seems this city cuts corners everywhere. Why bother planting new trees in the spring and then not even send a water truck around in the summer? Did they even keep a map of trees planted? Typical.
As for the dog comment- it usually only takes one or two bad owners in a neighborhood to ruin it for the rest of us. I just bought and hung Curb Your Dog signs on my fence because we have newly planted bushes and trees. As well as a slightly sloping sidewalk, so that the pee that doesn’t go straight into the new bushes flows across the sidewalk where people walk. I am sure it is one or two dog owners, but everyone gets blamed.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
briank..please hoboken is not central park..dpw does not water trees..More trees planted under the russo and roberts administration and quaint light poles in place the past 20 years best one trees should be watered.The dogs water them.curb your dog signs have been around for years.This funny! sloaping curbs for dog pee..Does that surfice for the drunks and revelers that pee on the sidewalks after they leave our quaint bistros?? not making fun of you but be realistic..Your leader lays off city workers and you want that type of service. Again you can just about fit Central Park inside Hoboken..Its not the hanging gardens of Babylon..Good one watering trees..Lord help us! 😯 [quote comment=”210787″]I emailed the city in July during the heat wave to ask why the newly planted trees around the city were not being watered. No response. No surprise.The city planted trees in 2010 that are completely dead now and I will be surprised if the additional trees planted spring 2011 make it another year. As my dad would say- that was a half-assed job. It seems this city cuts corners everywhere. Why bother planting new trees in the spring and then not even send a water truck around in the summer? Did they even keep a map of trees planted? Typical.As for the dog comment- it usually only takes one or two bad owners in a neighborhood to ruin it for the rest of us. I just bought and hung Curb Your Dog signs on my fence because… Read more »
mddubs
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mddubs

At least they’re working, let’s see them get out and trim all those low-hanging branches around town.

You were dead-on with this one: http://hoboken411.com/archives/70595

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

This lack of respect for trees infuriates me more than anything in Hoboken. I pay a pretty penny in property taxes, and I would go so far as to say that once the City gets my money, well, it’s out of my hands and I’m not going to split hairs about what they do with it. But these ass clowns at City Hall need to figure out a way to deal with the utility companies that is mutually beneficial. We are losing dozens of beautiful trees. There are A LOT of ways to ensure that our trees are protected going forward…someone needs to figure this out!

The Professor
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The Professor

I agree mantra. This is a horrible waste and does not need to happen. Moreover, it really does affect property values when on a grand scale there are tree lined streets versus bare thoroughfares. I would rather get hit by a falling branch then live on a street without trees.[quote comment=”210754″]This lack of respect for trees infuriates me more than anything in Hoboken. I pay a pretty penny in property taxes, and I would go so far as to say that once the City gets my money, well, it’s out of my hands and I’m not going to split hairs about what they do with it. But these ass clowns at City Hall need to figure out a way to deal with the utility companies that is mutually beneficial. We are losing dozens of beautiful trees. There are A LOT of ways to ensure that our trees are protected going forward…someone needs to figure this out![/quote]

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