Trees are removed for a number of reasons including death of the tree.
Roadside Tree Law. The Montgomery County Roadside Tree Law and the Maryland Roadside Tree Law both work to conserve trees in the County’s right-of-ways. These laws require residents who plan to plant, prune, disturb, or remove street trees to obtain permits. Therefore, two permits are required; one from Montgomery County and one from the State. In Maryland, anyone being paid to work on trees is required by law to be Licensed Tree Expert. To verify a license, call the Maryland Forest Service or call A licensed tree expert is required to be well-trained and experienced in how to care for trees, how to trim or remove trees, how to recognize hazardous trees, how to plant trees all in such a way as to be safe and follow laws.
If you feel a tree in the county right-of-way is in need of removal, please request an inspection online using the link below or by calling the County’s call center by dialing (inside Montgomery County) or(outside of Montgomery County). Request to Remove County Tree online Current wait for tree removal: months Upon receipt of a request to remove a tree, an inspection. Sediment Control, or Right of Way Permit that will result in the trimming, cutting, removal, or injury of any tree located in a County right-of-way requires the applicant to: 1.
obtain a Roadside Tree Care Permit from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (for more info: bushfalling.bar). Trees - Get It Fixed. Inspect, Remove or Prune County Tree.
This means the portion of the tree and the damage from it that is on your property is your responsibility to clean up and repair.
Request inspection, removal, or pruning. Check inspection, pruning, or removal request status. Request stump removal. Tree limb hanging or broken. Tree or limb down blocking roadway (Emergency) Tree. Cutting Your Neighbor’s Tree Branches & Maryland Property Law. If you live in Maryland and own property, you own the property from the center of the planet to the useful area of sky above the land!
Whether you can cut your neighbor’s tree that has branches hanging over your land, the Maryland courts follow the “Hawaiian Rule” whereby the owner of the tree has no obligation to control the growth of the tree.