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.

Pier A Park Tree removed in Hoboken NJ

Could trees growing out of Pier A Park be hazardous?

8/21/2013:

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.

Pier A Park Tree Mystery in Hoboken NJ

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3 Comments on "Pier A Park tree mystery"

Maddy917
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Maddy917

Please. Have you seen the state of the sidewalk in front of Zimmer’s house? Overgrown bushes on one side and patch of rancid weeds reeking of dog pee on the other. If she takes no pride in her own home, why would she take any in the rest of the city?

OpenEyes
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OpenEyes

Funny you put this up today . I saw it again while running yesterday and wondered why it has not been cut down – The roots are destroying the infrastructure of this part of the pier . While they cut it down they should look at the zebra mussels and get rid of those as well. Hoboken cannot afford another pier repair going into the millions.

showme789
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showme789

That thing has been growing for months. Who is Zimmer going to blame now? Did some past administration plant this tree and she just hasn’t noticed it? Will the Mayor award a special engineering contract to train employees how to use weed whackers? Doesn’t her Director of Soccer see this when he isn’t doing his job? Many questions, few answers.[quote comment=”221467″]Funny you put this up today . I saw it again while running yesterday and wondered why it has not been cut down – The roots are destroying the infrastructure of this part of the pier . While they cut it down they should look at the zebra mussels and get rid of those as well. Hoboken cannot afford another pier repair going into the millions.[/quote]

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