Tree Reimbursements and Tree Removal Permits
The Public Works department oversees Tree Reimbursements and Permits.
Tree Reimbursement Program
The Town may offer reimbursement of up to three hundred dollars ($300) toward the purchase price of any tree listed in the official Town Shade Tree List that is planted on private property, not to exceed a total of nine hundred dollars ($900) in a five (5) year period to any individual household or property, upon such terms and conditions as the Town deems reasonable. Any reimbursements are subject to appropriation and available funding. Approved reimbursement will be made available after successful planting of said tree(s). (Excerpt from Town Code, Section 16-104: Tree Replacement - Revised and effective October 10, 2004).
The Town may offer reimbursement of up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) towards the purchase price of any tree listed in the official Town Understory Tree List and planted on private property within the Town, not to exceed a total of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per five (5) years to any individual household or property.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources also offers $25 coupons to Maryland residents who plant trees listed on the state's recommended tree list and purchase them from participating nurseries. Find program details, including the list of participating nurseries and how to print a coupon.
Tree Removal Permit process
Considering removal of a tree on your property? Please review the Tree Ordinance and Tree Ordinance Flowchart below for more information.
If the tree meets the requirements listed in the Tree Ordinance, please submit a completed Tree Removal form and Resident Release for Arborist Consultation form prior to contacting the Public Works Director.