Tree wardens are appointed public officials responsible for trees alongside public roads and in public spaces, other than those on state property or under the jurisdiction of a park commission.  Each municipality is required to have a tree warden.

The tree warden’s responsibilities include approving the planting, pruning or removal of trees under his or her authority. Public safety is among the chief concerns of the tree warden.

Town of East Lyme Tree Warden

Joseph J. Bragaw
Director of Public Works

Tree Warden State Statutes

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