Who removes the dead tree in front of my house?

The homeowner is responsible for the removal of trees located on private property. If trees are beyond the "home site" a permit is required. A "home site" is an area within 100 feet of the foundation of the house. In order to remove trees beyond the "home site," the homeowner must process a Tree Removal Permit (PDF) from the Shade Tree Department.

Two significant restrictions, whether within the "home site" or not, to the tree removal permit process are:

  1. Whether the tree(s) is a "Heritage or Historic tree": A special Township ordinance restricts removal of Heritage or Historic trees. The Heritage Tree List (PDF) is on file in the Shade Tree office.
  2. If the tree is within 25 feet of the edge of the right-of-way, a Tree Removal Permit must be approved before the actual tree removal. The township currently approves permits at no cost or the removal of dead trees.

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1. A neighbor’s tree branches extends over my property - can you help?
2. Who trims the branches from street trees?
3. Who takes care of fallen or broken hanging branches?
4. Who repairs sidewalk damage?
5. Who prunes tree branches in wires?
6. Who removes the dead tree in front of my house?
7. How do I tell if my tree is alive?
8. Which trees are Street Beautification trees?
9. What is the mulch ring around the base of my tree and can I use my string trimmer to cut the grass and weeds here?
10. Can I plant my home landscaping anywhere on my lot?
11. What is the reason for a Street Beautification program?
12. What types of trees do you plant and why?
13. When are beautification trees planted?
14. Do I need to water trees?
15. Why do tree roots "like" my sanitary line?
16. Why can’t I grow grass under my Shade Tree?
17. Does the Shade Tree Commission have a Homeowner’s Guide?
18. Why does the power company have to make such a large hole through my street tree?
19. What does it mean to be a “Tree City USA?”
20. How long has Freehold Township been a Tree City?
21. What about replacement trees?
22. How do I tell what kind of tree I have?
23. What do I do about hornets' nests or bees?
24. How do I get a Plaque at DPMA?
25. Where is the Township right-of-way?
26. Does my tree have a disease?
27. Why is my tree dead?