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Program Description

  Non- Roadway Right of Way Maintenance

The operating budget portion of the Tree Maintenance program provides for emergency tree maintenance services in the public rights-of-way. The program provides priority area-wide emergency tree and stump removal and pruning to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, minimize damage to property, and provide adequate road clearance and sign, signal, and streetlight visibility for motorists. Starting in FY07, the street tree planting function was transferred to DOT as part of the overall Tree Maintenance program. The Vacuum Leaf Collection program provides two vacuum leaf collections to the residents in the Leaf Vacuuming District during the late fall/winter months. Vacuum leaf collection is an enhanced service which complements homeowner responsibilities related to the collection of the high volume of leaves generated in this part of the County. This program is supported by a separate leaf vacuum collection fee that is charged to residential property owners in the Leaf Vacuuming District.

Program Contacts

Contact Fred Lees of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2196 or Brady Goldsmith of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2793 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Number of Trees Planted (includes Tree Replacement Fund)1,7191,9512,0002,2202,240
Backlog of 311 requests for Tree Maintenance181623500
Number of verified missed streets for leaf collections265165225
Survival rate of street trees planted 187%90%90%
1  FY18 survivorship was low due to four species that underperformed. While those 4 species made up only 19% of trees planted, they made up 57% of overall mortality for the year.

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved00.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1427125971.88
FY21 Approved1427125971.88