Vermont's picturesque town greens and tree-lined streets are no accident. These green spaces are often the result of deliberate planning, planting, and care by a town’s Tree Warden. While the duties of the Tree Warden may vary widely among communities, he or she is responsible for trees on public property, such as those found in town greens, schools, and within public street right-of-ways. 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 than ever.