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Permit Required to Plant Shrubs or Trim a Tree in the Right of Way

Shrubs may be planted without a permit but they must comply with the County Allowable Greenspace Planting standards. Any work on a tree in the Right Of Way requires a permit. Cutting down a tree in the Right of Way requires a State permit. Contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 301.854.6060 or 410.442.2080.

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