Calls to the Highway and Grounds Division and to the Planning/Community Development Department (which includes “Conservation”) are often referred to the Engineering Division for determination of “public” or “private.” Some instances can be determined in-office from records and the town-wide Geographical Information System, but some require field investigation. Response time depends on weather conditions and workload, but answers are normally delivered within a couple of days. If the tree is within Town property it cannot be removed without the approval of the tree warden. Healthy trees are generally not removed. Trees with unhealthy limbs will be prioritized by the tree warden for pruning. Dead trees will be prioritized by the tree warden for removal. If the tree is mostly or entirely on private property, its removal or trimming is not the Town’s responsibility.