The Tree Warden is charged with managing shade trees on City property and within the public right-of-way, as well as overseeing the Public Shade Tree 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.

Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association is a great resource for more information on the duties and responsibilities of a Tree Warden.

Contact Us

  1. Richard C. Parasiliti, Jr.
    Tree Warden
    ISA Certified Arborist
    Municipal Specialist #NE-7031A

    Department of Public Works
    125 Locust Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    413-587-1570 Phone
    413-587-1576 Fax


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