Of course, NEVER touch a downed wire and stay away and never attempt to approach or touch trees or limbs that contact power lines, as they are considered extremely dangerous.
To report downed trees affecting power lines or pruning along power lines:
The responsibility for hazardous trees on public property generally lies with the agency that owns or maintains the property. To find out who owns the property in Fairfax County, use the Department of Tax Administration ICARE property search.
The following links contain contact information for hazardous trees on public and private property.
|Tree Location||Who to Contact||Website|
|Posing Hazard to Public Areas||Fairfax County Urban Forestry at 703-324-1770|TTY 711||Hazardous Trees On Private Property|
|On Private Property||Removal is the property owner’s responsibility.||Hazardous Trees On Private Property|
|Near Public Streets and Roads||Virginia Department of Transportation at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) | TTY 711||VDOT’s online reporting form|
|Sidewalks||View online map for maintenance responsibility||Walkway Maintenance Online Map|
|Virginia Department of Transportation at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) | TTY 711||VDOT’s online reporting form|
|Fairfax County Maintenance and Stormwater Management at 703-877-2800 | TTY 711||Walkway Maintenance|
|On County Parkland||Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8594 | TTY 711||Tree and Debris Removal from Parkland|
|In Northern Virginia Regional Parks||NoVa Parks at 703-352-5900||Northern Virginia Regional Parks|
|On County Property||Fairfax County Facilities Management at 703-324-2055 / 703-324-2886 | TTY 711|
|At a County Construction Site||Construction hotline at 703-324-7470||Construction Site Complaints|
|On Fairfax County Public Schools Property||Fairfax County Public Schools at 571-423-3000||Fairfax County Public Schools|
|Near Stormwater Management Ponds||Fairfax County Maintenance and Stormwater Management at 703-877-2800 | TTY 711||Contact Maintenance and Stormwater Management|
How to recognize the signs of poor tree health and learn what to do if a tree falls in your yard.
|Conservation of trees during land development||Code of Virginia 15.2-961.1|
|Tree Conservation Ordinance||Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Chapter 122|
|Tree Conservation||Fairfax County Public Facilities Manual Chapter 12|
|Heritage, Specimen, Memorial and Street Trees||Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Chapter 120|
|Landscaping & Screening||County of Fairfax Zoning Ordinance Article 13|
|Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance||Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Chapter 118|
|Stormwater Management Ordinance||Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Chapter 124|
|Storm Drainage||Fairfax County Public Facilities Manual Chapter 6|
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