The Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association was founded in 1913 as a forum for municipal tree managers to share their concerns and to promote the preservation of public shade trees. Since that time, our mission has expanded to encompass preservation of the entire urban and community forest.
Our members include tree wardens, city foresters, utility representatives, commercial arborists and companies, education professionals, and citizen tree advocates. Our activities include educational programs and advocacy to achieve the following goals:
- well-trained, professional municipal tree wardens and foresters
- allocation of adequate fiscal resources to manage urban and community forests
- partnerships at all levels to work toward healthy trees and a healthy environment