Pier A Park tree mystery
Pier A Park tree mystery solved (for now)
Shortly after Hoboken411 showed the ridiculous situation down at Pier A Park where a tree was actually growing out of the concrete side of the pier – the “offending” branches were removed. Way to go, city hall!
However, as one bystander mentioned to me as I took this photo this afternoon, “What about the roots. They’re still there. Won’t be long before the tree grows back!”
We’ll see what happens first. The tree coming back, or the entire pier just collapsing into the river.
Could trees growing out of Pier A Park be hazardous?
You ever wonder why handling “obvious” situations can be difficult for some people? Take this tree clearly growing straight out of Pier A Park. Don’t you think this is an obvious hazard to the integrity of the structure? I can only imagine the damage the roots have caused.
One Hoboken411 pointed this out and said:
“It amazes me how the Zimmer administration can whine about the city’s crumbling infrastructure but let a situation like this fester. I don’t believe trees growing in this location should be tolerated.”
I suppose these circumstances are the byproduct of spending all your time working on the next “feel good” press release. Oh well.
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