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Tree Removal Permit Application


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  • Step One

    1. Tree Removal Permit Application
    2. All trees on private property with trunks that measure at least twenty-four (24) inches in circumference (or 7.7 inches in diameter) at four and one-half (4½) feet above ground level require a Village permit to be removed.
    3. Tree Removal Contractor (must be a Maryland Licensed Tree Expert):
      Must be completed prior to Issuance of the Tree Removal
    4. For Village office staff use:
    5. Village Code Chapter 17. Urban Forest §17-1 and 17-2. Permit Required.
      “No person shall remove or destroy, or cause the removal or destruction, of a tree or undertake any action that will substantially impair the health or growth of a tree without first obtaining a permit from the Village Manager. No permit shall be required for normal and reasonable trimming or other tree care designed to maintain the health, shape, or balance of a tree.”
    6. Village Code §17-3. Permit Standards.
      The Village Manager may issue a permit only if at least one (1) of the following conditions applies: • The tree is diseased beyond restoration, insect infected beyond restoration, or injured beyond restoration; • The tree is dead or dying, or is in danger of falling; • The tree constitutes a hazard to the safety of persons; • The tree constitutes a hazard and threatens injury to property; • The tree constitutes a hazard and threatens injury to, or would have a negative effect on the health of other trees; • The tree is injurious to or creates a condition injurious to the health of a person, certified to by a qualified medical practitioner; • The tree is on a list of tree species of little value, as determined by the Board of Managers after consultation with the Village arborist and Village Tree Committee.
    7. An applicant who is denied a tree removal permit by the Village Manager may appeal that decision to the Board of Managers. Any appeal must be in writing and made within ten (10) days of the permit denial.