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Update from The Woodlands Township on hazardous trees
The historic 2011 drought in The Woodlands left behind thousands of hazardous trees, in residential yards, commercial properties, all roadways, and parks and open spaces.

The Woodlands Township has been actively addressing
the removal of hazardous trees throughout 2012
, removing 24,684 trees. There are an additional 4,427 trees tagged for removal. In all, The Woodlands Township has spent $2,265,136 to remove these trees and has utilized many different contractors. On October 24, 2012, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors authorized another $564,000 to remove the 4,427 trees that have already been tagged for removal.

The Woodlands Township encourages residents and businesses to remove the hazards presented by dead trees on their properties. The foundation of The Woodlands and its aesthetic appeal of a beautiful forest along with protection of property values is derived from strict covenants on residential and commercial properties. All property owners in The Woodlands are bound by these covenants, including the removal of dead trees, which does not require pre-approval from The Woodlands Township. It is appreciated when The Woodlands Township is notified.
Please note, dead trees and other items including underbrush must not be discarded into forest reserves, which creates unsightliness and fire hazards. Please dispose accordingly, either by hauling or curbside, depending on the amount of debris. 

Whose responsibility is it to remove a dead tree?
The answer to this question depends on where the tree is located. For private property, commercial and residential property owners
are responsible for removal of dead trees on their properties. For public property, please refer to the table below. 
Hazardous trees in The Woodlands


 Location of dead tree

 Responsible party

 Who to contact

 Township park or open space reserve   

 The Woodlands Township

 281-210-3800 or fill out an electronic form

 Road right-of-way, Harris County

 Harris County

Harris County Precinct 4 (Village of
 Creekside Park): 
281-353-8424 or

 Road right-of-way, Montgomery County

 Montgomery County

Montgomery County Precinct 2:

Montgomery County Precinct 3:
 281-367-3977 or

Montgomery County Precinct 4:


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