Hoboken Shade Tree Commission
Hoboken Shade Tree Commission
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The mission of the Shade Tree Commission is to help develop, promote, sustain and regulate an effective and safe shade tree program that benefits Hoboken’s trees and consequently benefits the environmental, economic and social well being of City residents.
The Commission will help sustain healthy populations of trees on City and County streets by pursuing the removal and replacement of all damaged, dead, hazardous or diseased trees, and the pruning of existing trees to foster their health and longevity.
In addition, the Commission will communicate to residents and businesses in the City the need to protect and maintain each and every tree. This will be accomplished through education programs and specific projects in Hoboken.
Finally, the Commission will promote the addition of as many new trees as possible consistent with the need to insure that they are installed properly and maintained to extend their life.
- How do I plant a tree as part of the Hoboken Shade Tree Commission’s Street Tree Planting Program? Sign up online.
- How do I plant a tree if I have my own contractor?
Print out the City of Hoboken’s tree permit form and follow the instructions.
- Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.
- Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri
- I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.
- How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Contact Peter Cossio.
- How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.
- When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.
- What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.
- How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory
HSTC on the Move
Block by Block – HSTC Beautifies Washington Street -– The HSTC led the project design improvements of the trees and tree pits on the 200 block of Washington Street. Keep a watch for the continuation on the 300 and 400 blocks of Washington Street in 2014. This project will be considered as part of the Washington Street Complete Streets Redesign Community Workshops.
Who’s that Tree? – The HSTC has developed a complete inventory of all trees in the City. The database also served to document damage from Hurricane Sandy.
In The Pits – Volunteers from the Stevens Institute of Technology along with The Shade Tree Commission added mulch to all 170 tree pits along Washington Street from Observer Highway to 15th Street and also assisted in a public education campaign on how to properly maintain the tree pits
Earth Day 2013 – A Weeping Willow tree was planted at Church Square Park to replace a tree lost to Hurricane Sandy
The City of Hoboken will have 4,000 healthy, well maintained trees on City and County streets by 2020, a 33-percent increase from the approximately 3,000 in 2013.
The Vision will be accomplished through the efforts of the Shade Tree Commission, the Department of Environmental Services, the Mayor, City Council, business partners and community volunteers.
- Guide on how to prune trees
- NJ DEP – Community Forestry
- 13 Reasons to plant trees
- Benefits of trees in an urban environment
|Matt Condon||Secretary||Jan. 04, 2012||Dec. 31, 2015||Four Years|
|Amy Sommer||1st Alternate||May 12, 2015||Dec. 31, 2015||One Year|
|Peter Bakarich, III||Commissioner||May 12, 2015||Dec. 31, 2017||Four Years|
|resigned as of 11/5/14||Jan. 02, 2013||Dec. 31, 2016||Four Years|
|Peter Cossio||Commissioner||May 7, 2014||Dec. 31, 2016||Three Years|
|Diana Davis||Commissioner||April 02, 2014||Dec. 31, 2016||Two Years|
|James Tricarico||Chairman||Oct. 01, 2010||Dec. 31, 2015||Five Years|
The Commission typically meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm in the City Hall ground floor conference room near the Newark street entrance. Members of the public are welcome. Meeting Dates for 2015
Information pertaining to the upcoming Commission meeting will be posted two (2) days prior to the relevant meeting and can also be obtained from Peter Cossio or contact him: 917-855-5817. In order to download the documents below, you will need to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat