Codes and Regulations
What defines a Town tree
Every property in Garrett Park has a portion that belongs to the Town (rather than to the individual property owner) known as the “right of way.” The Town has jurisdiction over trees planted in the right of way and is responsible for their maintenance. The Town also manages the trees in public spaces such as Porcupine Woods.
Here are the right-of-way survey maps for every section of Garrett Park. Check the appropriate map if you have a question about a particular tree being on Town or private property.
How to identify specific trees
All Town trees are tagged with round metal tags stamped with the tree’s ID number. Locate the tag for the tree in question and note the ID number.
Here is the online map showing all Town trees. You can find the trees close to your property by entering your street address into the search window. Enlarge the area with the + button.
You’ll see numbers appear on the tree icons. Click on a number to view a pop-up window displaying the Latin name, common name, and trunk diameter size at breast height for that tree.
If you have a question about a Town tree
If you have a question about a Town tree, contact the Town Manager: email@example.com. The Town Manager will have the tree(s) in question assessed by the Town's Consulting Arborist and/or designated Tree Care Contractor and will let you know what course of action has been decided.
Approval for removal of trees in the Town right of way must be granted in writing from the Town Council.