Hoboken dead tree of the day
Where is the dead tree of the day? 1st & Park
Some “Tree City USA” Hoboken is. It appears that something bad happens to a tree at least once a day. And today’s dead tree of the day (was) located near 1st Street and Park Avenue.
This time, a truck “got stuck” under one, and essentially destroyed it. Police had to close the road, and keep the truck in place to prevent further damage from falling limbs.
A contractor was summoned by the city to completely remove the damaged tree. Reliable Tree Services from North Bergen gets to tap the property tax-payer coffers for this job.
You’d think that if the city truly “cared” about the trees the way they lead you to believe (with dopey sugar-coated press releases) – they’d put some effort into actually maintaining them (you know, proper pruning, etc.), ensuring that a minimum branch height is maintained to prevent “unscheduled” mishaps like this from happening. Nope. Our city is reactive, not proactive. Sorry, you voted ’em in!
(Thanks Todd for the pic!)
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