Tree Maintenance

Rockville values its trees and forests because of the many benefits they provide to the community.

To maintain the health of our trees and environment, we will remove trees that are dead, diseased, severely damaged or pose a risk to public safety. We will only remove trees that are on city property. To determine the ownership of a tree, contact the Forestry Department.

City trees include:

  • trees in city parks
  • street trees located between the curb and sidewalk

Report a Down or Damaged City Tree

To report a tree call 240-314-8700 on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reports made after hours, call 240-314-8900.

Trees on Electrical Lines

Electrical lines are maintained by Pepco. If a tree is on an electrical line, call Pepco's emergency line at 1-877-737-2662.

Trees on Private Property

If a tree is on private property and at risk for damaging your property or a risk for public safety, call Code Enforcement at 240-314-8330.

Still have questions? Contact: 

14625 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Historic District or HOA Tree Removal 

A tree removal permit is required for trees on historic and HOA properties. Tree removal on private HOA property is determined by the HOA.

Tree Removal Permit