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, 4-6pm, in the 2nd floor Hearing Room of City Hall (210 Main Street, Northampton).  Each meeting begins with a public comment period and public input and volunteer support are welcome!

Minutes and Agendas


  • Marilyn Castriotta,                           term expires June 2019
  • Todd Ford (Vice Chair),                   term expires June 2019
  • Jay Girard,                                     term expires June 2021
  • Molly Hale,                                     term expires June 2018
  • Lilly Lombard (Chair),                     term expires June 2020
  • Robert Postel,                                 term expires June 2018
  • Jennifer Werner,                             term expires June 2018

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 contact the chair, Lilly Lombard, with any questions.

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