The removal of trees in the Town Right of Way (ROW) fall under the jurisdiction of the Highway Department. The Town does not remove healthy trees. To be considered for removal, a tree in the Town ROW must be dead or the roots must be causing damage (such as lifting a driveway or curb or going into a cesspool).
Brookhaven Town recommends that residents plant trees at least six feet back from the roadway, to avoid potential problems in which the roots may damage the concrete curb, sidewalk and / or road asphalt as the tree grows. In addition, please visit the Approved Species list for a comprehensive listing of approved trees which are recommended for planting at least six feet back from Town ROWs.