Tree Warden

The Tree Warden is charged with managing shade trees on City property and within the public right-of-way, as well as working with 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 and is an employee of the Department of Public Works.

Visit the links below for more information on:

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities of a tree warden, please visit Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association.

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

    E-mail the Tree Warden


Two people planting a treeRich Parasiliti (Tree Warden) & Lilly Lombard (PSTC Chair) plant a Scarlet Oak at Forbes Library (Nov 2017).