The Town of Fairfield has long recognized its responsibility as a steward of its community forest, including the trees in the public right-of-ways along Town roads, in Town parks and open spaces, the Town grounds of public buildings, and on other Town properties. The Town of Fairfield has a long history of promoting the protection and enhancement of our treed landscapes and urban woodlands. Through proactive municipal policies and practices the Town ensures the safeguarding of these invaluable environmental resources.
Town Trees - A Definition
Town trees are defined as any trees located within road right-of-ways, in parks, open space, municipal properties and schools. There are approximately 60,000 trees in Town right-of-ways and another 250,000 in other spaces. All planting, care and maintenance and/or removal of such trees are the Town's responsibilities. Damaging and/or removal of a Town tree are chargeable offenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
During the course of responding to the many tree concerns from residents, the Town found it prudent to document answers to frequently asked questions so that residents are receiving fair and consistent treatment and responses regarding the services provided by the Tree Warden and the Department of Public Works. Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions on tree management.
If you have concerns about the health or condition of a Town tree, submit an online Service Request requesting a tree pruning or removal inspection or contact the Tree Warden.
For more information on the care of town trees, please contact the Tree Warden.