Watering New Trees with Gator Bags:
Watering New Trees without Gator Bags:
Mulching (if the tree is not already mulched):
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 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.
The Shade Tree Commission vision will be accomplished through its efforts in partnership with the Department of Environmental Services, Mayor, City Council, business partners and community volunteers.
The City of Hoboken will have 4,000 healthy, well maintained trees on City and County streets by 2020.
Hundreds of trees have been planted through the HSTC annual tree planting program. Request a tree from the Street Tree Planting Program.
The HSTC has developed a complete inventory of all trees in the City. The database also served to document damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Join us to weed and mulch all 170 tree pits and paint tree guards along Washington Street. Find volunteer opportunities here.
HSTC annually plants trees near schools or in public parks to celebrate Arbor Day.