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65 Central Avenue
PO Box 608
Hackensack, NJ 07601

City of Hackensack
Shade Tree Advisory Committee

Storm Recovery Information (Videos)

Hackensack named "Tree City U.S.A" 

The goal of the City's Shade Tree Advisory Committee is to beautify the community by encouraging the planting of trees in Hackensack, especially curbside trees. Each year an area of the City is evaluated for a designated tree planting of a variety of 20 trees.

A second Five Year Management Plan (2011-2015) was just approved by the State of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. This Plan is a key step in continuing the progress and sustainability of our Shade Tree Program. As we implement this plan, we ask for the community’s help in protecting our trees and communicating any concerns to the Shade Tree Committee through monicav@hackensackdpw.org  
Since the Committee's inception in 1989, it has worked to plant over 500 trees in Hackensack. As an honored Tree City USA participant for 21 years, Hackensack celebrates National Arbor Day each year. A listing of the past plantings is available by clicking here. (Requires Microsoft Word).

The Committee also accepts donations and estate remembrances to honor loved ones. Please contact us at 201-646-3907 for more information.

Committee members are appointed by the Mayor & Council for a three-year term. To see the City's Shade Tree Ordinance, click here. (Requires Microsoft Word).
Current Committee members are:

Lorelei Kaminsky, Chairperson
Joan Sampedro
Ojetta Townes
Pedra Del Vechio
Anthony Sedieta - DPW Liason

Any Hackensack resident desiring a tree planting on the curbside of their residence should request it in writing with an easy diagram showing the location for the trees on the curbside. A sizable tree of approximately 2-inch caliper will be planted. There is a nominal fee for the planting of a tree by the Department of public works. Please mail your request to "The City of Hackensack -Department of Public Works, 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601” or call Public Works telephone: (201) 646-3950 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM for more information.

How to Plant Trees (Click for simple steps)

How to Plant Trees (Click for videos at Tree City USA)

Images & Documents

2014 Arbor Day Tree Planting
2012: Shade Tree Poster Contest
2012 Arbor Day article
2010: Shade Tree Poster Contest
2010: Arbor Day Slideshow
2009: Arbor Day Slideshow
2009: Silky Dogwood Tree Planting
2009: Hackensack Named Tree City USA

2009: Shade Tree Poster Contest
Shade Tree Brochure (2007 .pdf)

Borg's Woods Cleanup Photos
2008: Arbor Day Slideshow
2007: Arbor Day Slideshow
Mayor's Proclamation, Arbor Day 2007
Mayor's Proclamation, Arbor Day 2005
Carver Park Tree Planting Slideshow
Shade Tree Ordinance


 Arbor Day Site, New Jersey






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