Tree Trimming & Down Trees

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) removes and performs elevation trimming of trees that are in the County rights-of-way. The County trees must be maintained to control their growth and to assure that they don't present a safety hazard to motorists or pedestrians by obstructing sight distances. The Department provides or coordinates this service on a 5-7 year basis, in addition to removing dead trees as necessary.

Report a Downed Tree
To report a down tree or tree limb, please call 301-499-8523, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. except holidays. For after hour emergencies, please call 301-499-8600.

Trees on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner.