Hudson's urban forest includes more than 14,000 trees in the public right of way, with thousands more in public parks, green spaces, and on private lots. A healthy and safe urban forest includes:
Air and water quality
Higher property values
Moderation of summer and winter extremes
Quality of human health
The City Arborist is tasked with
providing a high quality urban forestry program and offering expert
advice on private tree care. The Arborist cares for City trees within
the road rights of way, as well as the regular line clearance tree
trimming program for safety and electrical reliability.
Street Tree Pruning / Trimming
The annual tree trimming program consists of ongoing tree maintenance, response to resident requests, and trimming or removing hazardous, dead or storm damaged trees.
Tree Planting Program
The annual tree planting program is designed to ensure that trees remain part of the Hudson landscape. It also involves evaluating the health of trees and determining placement of new trees. The program consist of tree replacements and new tree plantings.
The City offers a tree co-op program for new street trees. Information can be found in the tree planting program guide mention above. The City will plant a new tree in the right-a-way for a minimal charge.
Note: A convenience fee of $1 or 3% of the total will be charged.
Credit card payments are now acceptable for the tree planting program, memorial program and other donations to the Urban Forestry Program.
Merry Mulch Program
The City of Hudson provides a free pick-up program for live Christmas trees following the holidays through the Merry Mulch Program. Trees must be on the curb by 7 am on the scheduled pick-up date. This program is not intended for removal of brush or other live decorations such as wreaths or garland.
Memorial Tree Program and Memorial Bench Program
The City offers a memorial tree and bench memorial program. A tree or a bench can be purchased to remember or celebrate a friend or relative. Refer to the Memorial Program page for more information.
The City of Hudson strives to educate citizens about the benefit of trees in our environment. We offer a variety of programs and campaigns that help us reach this goal.
The Tree Commission was established by City Council to consider and make recommendations on any matter concerning trees. For more information, visit Tree Commission.
Hudson Garden Club
Hudson Garden Club donates funds annually to support Urban Forestry efforts in the City with revenues generated through the Hudson Home and Garden Tour. Founded in 1933, the Hudson Garden Club strives to improve the community by spreading knowledge and love of gardening; to beautify public property; and to support education in horticulture and related fields.