Urban Forestry



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
  • Stormwater management
  • Wildlife variety


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.

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.


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.
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Tree Commission

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.