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 Urban Forestry 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.