The Tree Warden is charged with managing shade trees on City property and within the public right-of-way, as well as working with the Public Shade Tree Commission.  On a day-to-day basis, a tree warden manages activities related to, but not limited to:

  • Pruning of trees for safety and health
  • Removal of trees that are dead or dying
  • Identification of planting sites
  • Planting new trees
  • Writing grant proposals

The City of Northampton's Tree Warden is appointed by the Mayor and is an employee of the Department of Public Works.

Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association is a great resource for more information on the duties and responsibilities of a Tree Warden.