Downed Trees In Your Yard or On Your Street: Who is responsible?

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Do you have a tree in your yard, driveway, or even blocking your street?

Michael has left tree limbs all across Greensboro.

It can be frustrating and confusing. Do you have to clean it up yourself or is it the City's responsibility? It is 100% the responsibility of the City to clean up tree debris on the road or on the sidewalk. But if there is a downed tree on your yard or driveway, the City of Greensboro cannot go onto your personal property and remove an entire tree. But if you take steps to cut the tree into smaller limbs, the city can assist you in removing debris.

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