I live in the Critical Area and I have a dead tree I want to remove. What approvals do I need to remove the tree?

Before removing the tree, please contact the DPIE Inspections Division at 301-883-3820 and press 5 to schedule an inspection. Once the inspector determines that the tree can be removed, they will write a report giving you permission. The inspector will also instruct you to plant a new tree to replace the dead tree. If this is an emergency situation, the tree can be removed prior to the inspector investigation. Please take a picture of the tree before removing.

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1. What is the Critical Area?
2. Is my property in the Critical Area?
3. I live in the Critical Area and I have a dead tree I want to remove. What approvals do I need to remove the tree?
4. What projects qualify for a Critical Area Staff Level Review?
5. Who do I contact to secure a Critical Area Conservation Plan approval?
6. How is the amount of a Critical Area Bond determined?
7. What is the process of recording a Critical Area Conservation and Planting Agreement?