How many trees does Hoboken have?


Hoboken411 received an interesting and informative email from Steve Fahmie, of the Hoboken Shade Tree Commission. Worth a read!


Hoboken Street Tree Inventory

hoboken-tree-girdling.jpg“Greetings. I’m writing in the hope that you will share the attached street tree inventory with your readers. In sharing the inventory, I hope to:

  1. Increase awareness of the importance of urban street trees to our quality of life (including lower summer temperatures, higher property values, lower energy consumption, cleaner air, reduced flooding, and lower stress).
  2. Identify individuals interested in: a) caring for our existing street trees, and b) helping increase the number of street trees in Hoboken

Assistance is particularly needed to identify stressed trees, i.e. those in jeopardy of dying. Common issues include tree girdling (see attached pictures) and bark damage, both of which impede the flow of water and nutrients between the roots and crown of the tree.

FYI: Your readers may be interested to know the City encourages homeowners to plant trees in front of their buildings. An easily completed and free permit is all the City requires. More information can be obtained here.

Thank you for your help.

Best regards,
Steve Fahmie

Another interesting read is the “13 Reasons to Plant a Tree” post from about a year ago…

If you’d like more information, or would like to volunteer – please email

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I filled out form volunteering. Then I got a letter from saying they will plant a tree.


The tree permit looks like it’s just for you to have permission to plant a tree in front of your property. Nowhere does it say Hoboken will buy one and plant it for you.


This past spring I got a letter from the Shade Tree Commission stating that would plant a tree in front our condo. They never did.


I applied and got a tree in front of my building last spring. As a building owner you have to sign an agreement saying you will take care of the tree. That is probably why no new trees go up on Washington St, absentee landlords.


There is unrest in the forest …