Vermont's picturesque town greens and tree-lined streets are not accidental. These green spaces are often the result of deliberate planning, planting, and care through a town’s Tree Warden. While the duties of the Tree Warden may vary widely among communities, he/she is responsible for shade trees on public property, such as those found in town greens, schools, and within public street rights-of-way. Urban trees often suffer from inadequate or improper care, stressors from the built environment, and poor municipal planning. As Vermont continues to develop, the role of the Tree Warden is more important today than ever in Vermont’s history. The presence of absence of a municipal Tree Warden can often be noticed by how aesthetically pleasing a town’s landscape is.