Sound Trees and Shrubs
Removal of any sound Laurel or Holly tree or shrub of any size in addition to hardwood trees with a trunk diameter greater than 6" two feet above the ground requires an approved exception from the Architectual and Environmental Control Committee (A&ECC). Complete the application.
Wait for approval.
Questions?? Email the Architectural and Environmental Control Committee (A&ECC) at email@example.com
Dead, Dying, Damaged Trees and Shrubs
Dead, dying, or dangerously damaged holly and laurel trees and shrubs or other hardwood trees with a trunk greater than 6" two feet above the ground may be removed without getting A&ECC approval after first securing written documentation certifying that the tree is so damaged as to be a hazard or is dead or dying by an ISA Certified Arborist. The documentation must be on the letterhead or contract of the arborist and include their ISA License Number.
Effective December 2012 , all tree care professionals practicing in Maryland must obtain a license from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Useful information about tree removal
Maryland DNR Tree Expert Page - Including search tool for a license tree expert