Tree Warden

Footer Town of DoverThe Tree Warden 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-way
  • Emergency removal of storm damaged trees

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

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 Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 87, Section 2.

View the full Dover Town Code.

Tree Emergencies

For tree-related emergencies, please call the Police Department at 508-785-1130


For non-emergency, questions, and concerns about the health or safety of a town tree, call (508) 785-0058 or email at