Tree Commission

2019 Meeting Schedule

Tree Commission meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the 2nd Floor (Main Floor) Conference Room (next to the the Building Department) of the Hamden Government Center located at 2750 Dixwell Avenue, unless otherwise noted.


The mission of the Hamden Tree Commission is to promote the conservation and stewardship of a healthy, safe, and vibrant tree canopy within the Town of Hamden. The Commission is charged with assessing the current tree inventory and canopy cover, developing a tree management plan, and evaluating completed work and programs. The Commission will act as a resource for the community in regards to arboricultural education and planting of new trees. The Commission seeks to increase public understanding of the vital role trees play in our natural environment and character of our community.

Helpful Links & Information

(click each link below for more information)


Electrical Utilities & Trees


Hamden Tree List & Regulations


Tree Planting & Removal



"Notable Trees" Monthly Series

Each month, the Hamden Tree Commission selects a "Notable" tree from a location here in Town. Together, our residents and commission members are highlighting the natural beauty of Hamden. The series began in September, 2016 is downloadable via the drop-down menu below. Additionally, each month's "Notable Tree" can be found in the official Town of Hamden Newsletter - available at

If you have a tree you would like to nominate, please send its location, an image and a few sentences describing the tree and what you think makes it notable to: Please include your name, address, email and phone number as well. Or you can mail your nomination to the Hamden Tree Commission care of the Mayor’s Office, Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.

Listing files in 'Tree Commission'

CURRENT MEMBERS (Updated 11-14-18)

  • Jill Nathanson
  • Thomas Parlapiano
  • Susan Sternberg
  • Michael Montgomery
  • Glen M. Cummings
  • Clerk Gerry Tobin

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000