Tree Warden & Forestry Management

Responsibilities
This Highway Department program is responsible for:
  • Maintenance management of the town’s estimated 12,000 street trees
  • Vegetation Management
The purpose of this program is to promote, preserve, and enhance the shade tree environment of the community through the application of best management practices and public education campaigns.

Tree Warden Responsibilities
  • Conducts frequent hazardous tree assessments
  • Prescribes treatment
  • Oversees removals
  • Participates in public hearings on issues related to trees within scenic ways
  • Routinely responds to citizen inquiries and requests for service
Legal Issues
Chapter 87: Section 3 of the Massachusetts General Law, regarding the cutting of shade trees, public hearings, and damages to fee owner, is available online.

2016 Arbor Day Celebration