Fallen Trees and Downed Power Lines


Fallen Trees

  • For all emergencies, call 911. This includes downed power lines, fallen trees that are blocking streets and safety issues that need immediate attention.
  • For trees that have fallen on private property, regardless of where it came from contact the property's insurance company and/or work with a private tree care company to remove the tree. Arlington County does not perform work on private property.
  • For power lines that are threatened by trees or branches, call Dominion Energy at 1-866-366-4357.
  • For hazardous trees or branches over state roads, call Virginia Department of Transportation at 703-486-3393.
  • Contact the Department of Parks and Recreation for fallen or high risk trees and branches on Arlington County streets and in parks during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), by using our Report a Problem form
  • Trees on power lines are by state law the domain of the utility company. As soon as power lines are removed from trees, we, or the owner of the tree, can remove the tree.
  • For disposal of limbs and brush when there is no threat to safety, schedule a curbside pickup at the following link: Brush pickup

Downed Power Lines

  • Stay clear of downed power lines and downed trees in their vicinity, even if you believe that the lines are dead or have been de-energized by the power company.
  • Lines can become re-energized as circuits are restored or come into contact with live lines.
  • Power company assessment crews often visit sites before repair crews are dispatched.
  • Don’t assume that lines have been de-energized just because a power company crew has visited the site.

Arlington's Tree Maintenance Map

Learn what tree maintenance the County has scheduled. If you see a removal or pruning already scheduled, do not report it again. It will delay the work.

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