County staff is committed to preserving and protecting trees to enhance the experience of living and working in Douglas County. Trees help sustain our environment by providing erosion control, noise buffering, air pollution mediation, and visually appealing aesthetics.
Public Works Operations has developed a tree removal policy to help ensure that trees are protected along roadways without compromising safety. When there are dead trees or trees growing in an unsafe area next to the roadway, they are marked and scheduled for trimming or removal according to policy. Adjacent property owners are notified before any tree removal commences.