Thursday, September 28, 2017

Responsibilties of Private Tree Owners

Private property trees, shrubs, hedges, or other landscaping may not interfere with public convenience or safety in the use of streets, trails, paths and sidewalks.  Property owners must maintain trees, shrubs, hedges or other landscaping in a safe and non-dangerous condition for users of public streets, trails, paths, and sidewalks. Federal guidelines for vertical clearance on a bike path/sidewalk are 8’.  Federal guidelines for vertical clearance over a public roadway are 16’.  This includes areas next to driveways where trash and recycling bins are placed for collection.