Urban Forestry Commission

Northampton's seven member Urban Forestry Commission, which includes the City's Tree Warden, works to grow and protect the City's public shade tree canopy


The Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm. Each meeting begins with a public comment period and public input and volunteer support are welcome!

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  • Robert Postel
    Term expires June 2024
  • Molly Hale
    Term expires June 2024
  • Susan Lofthouse
    Term expires June 2024
  • David Lukens
    Term expires June 2025
  • Jennifer Werner
    Term expires June 2024
  • Richard Parasiliti, Jr., Tree Warden
    Ex Officio Chair
  • Richard Parrish
    Term expires June 2026


Please email Rich Parasiliti with any questions.

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Contact Us

  1. Richard C. Parasiliti, Jr.

    Superintendent - Tree Warden
    ISA Board Certified Master Arborist #NE-7031BM
    ISA Municipal Specialist #NE-7031BM
    Email Richard Parasiliti


    Department of Public Works
    125 Locust Street
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Ph: 413-587-1570
    Fax: 413-587-1576


    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Public Shade Tree Commission Members and Mayor Holding a Tree City USA Banner