The Tree Warden reports to the Superintendent of Streets who reports to the Town Administrator who reports to the Board of Selectmen. Responsibilities include:
The care and maintenance of shade and ornamental trees within the town right-of-ways
The removal of dead or hazard trees within the town right of ways
Emergency removal of storm damaged trees
Contacting the Tree Warden
|Tree Warden||John Gilbert||2015|
Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities
Dover Town Code
There shall be a Tree Warden appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a three-year term. The Tree Warden’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in M.G.L. ch. 87, § 2.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the tree in front of my house a town tree?
Maybe. The town’s right-of-way varies. Please contact the Superintendent of Streets (Highway Dept.) for a specific determination.
Can I remove the tree or trees on town land?
Not without permission from the Tree Warden and/or the Planning Board if your street is a designated scenic road.
Will you look at a tree to check its condition?
Yes, if it is proximate to or on town property.
Can I remove a tree on my land?
- The town does not have jurisdiction over trees on private property unless they are on the town’s right-of-way or are within a buffer zone of wetlands or a perennial stream.
- If the tree is on the town’s right-of-way you must contact the Tree Warden and/or the Planning Board if your street is a designated scenic road.
- Please contact the Conservation Commission if the tree is within a wetland or perennial stream buffer zone.