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 301-755-9000 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.