When will a Town tree be removed?
The Town is very dedicated to the preservation of trees and will only remove a tree as a last resort or during road reconstruction projects. A tree may be removed for the following reasons:
  1. Roots are uplifting the road

  2. Roots are interfering with a drainage basin

  3. The tree is in the boundaries of the proposed road expansion (Federal and State guidelines dictate how wide a street must be)

  4. The condition of the tree jeopardizes public safety (roots that are cut or damaged compromise the integrity of the tree which could in turn become a public safety issue)

  5. The tree is diseased or dead

We encourage all residents who have lost a tree and want another one to apply for the Town's Tree Planting Program by filling out a Tree Replacement Application. You can obtain an application by contacting the Department of Environmental Control at (631) 422-7640 ext. 7645.

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1. What is a Town tree?
2. When will a Town tree be removed?
3. Are there any restrictions on tree planting?
4. Does the Town remove a fallen tree from a State or County road?
5. Who do I contact if a tree is damaging my sidewalk?
6. How long does it take to remove a tree causing damage to a sidewalk?
7. What can be done about tree roots interfering with my sewer lines?
8. What do I do if a tree is damaged by a storm or interferring with power lines?
9. Who do I contact about my insurance being cancelled as a result of tree interference with my sidewalk?
10. Who do I contact about infested trees?
11. How do I know if an Asian Long Horned Beetle is infesting and damaging my tree?
12. What should I do if my tree shows signs of infestation?