Tree Warden

The Tree Warden is appointed by the Board of Selectman every two years. The powers and duties of the Tree Warden are mandated in Chapter 451 Sec. 23-59 of the CT General Statutes. The Tree Warden has jurisdiction over the care and control of all trees within the limits of the town right-of-ways and municipal properties. These powers include, but are not limited to:

  • hazardous tree removal
  • tree removal for road improvement and drainage work
  • utility line clearing
  • driveway installations
  • line of site improvement
  • pruning

The Tree Warden does NOT have jurisdiction over trees within the limits of state highways. These trees are the responsibility of the State DOT.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jim Christenson Deputy Tree Warden
Justin Downes Tree Warden (860) 485-9051 ext 1601