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Todd Robbins appointed town tree warden

Public Works Director Robert Malley has announced the appointment of Todd M. Robbins, assistant property manager for the Sprague Corporation, as the town's new tree warden.

Robbins replaces Mike Duddy, who resigned his position to become a district court judge.

A resident of Portland, Robbins has worked under Sprague Property Manager John Greene since 2012, helping oversee more than 2,000 acres owned by the corporation, including Richmond Island. He also oversees a landscape company owned by the Sprague Corporation.

He is a licensed arborist in the state of Maine, and has put on workshops for the Fort Williams Park Foundation as a member of the arboretum committee. He has also assisted Duddy on projects such as the removal of vegetation to enhance the sight distance at the Spurwink Church intersection.

Robbins is currently pursuing his associates degree in horticulture at Southern Maine Community College while working full-time and helping to raise a family.

"Todd will be the sixth tree warden that I have worked with during my tenure with the town," Malley said. "Ed Cooper, Roy Maddocks, Richard Churchill, Thomas Nee and Mike (Duddy) all served with distinction in that position."

Duddy, also a former chairman of the Conservation Commission, hopes to help out as a volunteer in the future, Malley said.