City of Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 4-18-1988 as Ord. No. 7-88.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Shade Tree Advisory Committee — See Ch. 42.
Brush, weeds and debris — See Ch. 68.
Gardeners, landscapers and horticulturists — See Ch. 94.
Parks — See Ch. 117.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 148.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 162, Trees, adopted 4-4-1983 as Ord. No. 9-83.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SHADE TREE
Any tree or shrub located on public property or in the public right-of-way in front of any established lot or parcel in the city.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, public utility or other entity to:
(1) 
Cut, remove, deface or attach wires, ropes or signs to any shade tree of the City of Hackensack without first having obtained permission from the City Manager of the City of Hackensack.
(2) 
Climb upon any shade tree within the city.
(3) 
Excavate in or around a shade tree in such a manner as to damage a main root of a shade tree without first having obtained permission from the City Manager of the City of Hackensack.
(4) 
Close in or obstruct any open space provided in a sidewalk or street area for the base of a shade tree to permit the access of water to the roots of the tree, trim the limbs of any shade tree or remove any supporting posts, braces or wire harnesses, without first having obtained permission of the City Manager of the City of Hackensack.
(5) 
Pile any cement, mortar, petroleum by-product or other caustic substance without six feet of the base of a shade tree.
(6) 
Interfere with employees of the City of Hackensack or any of its agents engaged in the planting, cultivating, pruning, spraying or removal of any shade tree.
(7) 
Plant a shade tree without first having obtained permission from the City Manager of the City of Hackensack.
B. 
The foregoing regulatory provisions notwithstanding, the maintenance of a shade tree shall be the sole responsibility of the owner of the property adjacent to such public right-of-way or easement.
[Added 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 10-90]
No person shall plant any poplar trees, catalpa trees, willow trees or swamp maple trees in any public street or public place, nor shall any person plant any tree of the species aforesaid within 50 feet of any public street or public place or of any sewer running through any private street or private property.
All other ordinances pertaining to the regulation, planting and care of shade trees located in public easement areas are hereby repealed.
This chapter shall take effect 10 days after publication of notice of final adoption as provided by law.