Who to Call About Downed Trees

Posted 11:53 a.m.

downed treeHurricane Sandy has left debris in many of our yards. In all cases, stay away from downed wires near downed trees. Electricity can travel through tree limbs. Never remove tree limbs or other items that are touching or near a downed wire.

Here’s who to call about downed trees:

Adjacent to Public Roads

  • Contact Virginia Department of Transportation at 1-800-FOR-ROAD, TTY 711.

On County Parkland

  • Contact Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8594, TTY 703-324-3988. More information about tree removal on Park Authority land can be found here.

Posing Hazard to Public Areas

  • Contact Fairfax County Urban Forestry at 703-324-1770, TTY 703-324-1877.

Private Property

  • Removal is the property owner’s responsibility. Be aware of the risk of chain saw injury during tree removal. Use a chain saw safely

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Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.

12 responses to “Who to Call About Downed Trees”

  1. Don Patierno says :

    Nice job on the communications. Thanks.

    Any word on trash pickup that was scheduled for today.

    From: Fairfax County Emergency Information Reply-To: Fairfax County Emergency Information Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:53:58 +0000 To: Donald Patierno Subject: [New post] Who to Call About Downed Trees

    Fairfax County Emergency Information posted: “Posted 11:53 a.m. Hurricane Sandy has left debris in many of our yards. In all cases, stay away from downed wires near downed trees. Electricity can travel through tree limbs. Never remove tree limbs or other items that are touching or near a downed wi”

  2. Anonymous says :

    Will Fairfax County offices reopent Tomorrow, Wednesday October 31, 2012

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      Government Service decisions will be made later today and will posted here on our blog.

  3. C. Riley says :

    Two trees fell on my home last night. Can cut trees (trunk, branches, etc.) be placed on the curb for pick up? If so, when should I put it out? If not, who should I call?

  4. Martin Scalise says :

    Anyone have any idea when the power will be be back at Newington Forest area?

    Thank you very much!

  5. Kelly Sullivan says :

    Hello,

    I live at 3404 Burgundy Rd. I had a tree fall during the storm. I have cut it up and place it in a pile in front of my house. I scheduled a pickup for this week but they never came or the tree was not picked up. I have scheduled another pickup for next week. Is there anything else I can do to get this taken care of? Is there a reason why they would not have picked it up?

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