Public Shade Tree Commission

Northampton's 7-member Public Shade Tree Commission works with the City's Tree Warden to grow and protect the City's public shade tree canopy.


The Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 4:30-6:30pm, in the meeting room at Spring Grove Cemetery, 5 North Farms Road.  Each meeting begins with a public comment period and public input and volunteer support are welcome!

Minutes and Agendas


  • Marilyn Castriotta                                      Term expires June 2022
  • Molly Hale                                                    Term expires June 2021
  • Lilly Lombard (Chair)                                  Term expires June 2020
  • Robert Postel                                             Term expires June 2021
  • Jennifer Werner                                          Term expires June 2021
  • Susan Lofthouse                                               Term expires June 2021
  • David Lukens
    Term expires June 2022

Agenda Priorities, 2017-2018

  • Create a plan to guide tree planting for 5-10 years,
  • Draft an ordinance to strengthen protection of public shade trees, and
  • Deepen stakeholder involvement in tree planting and protection efforts


Please email Chair Lilly Lombard with any questions.

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