An article now on the Walker County website covers issues arising from dead trees.
In the article, “Texas A&M Forest Service is encouraging homeowners and landowners to remove fire-and-drought-killed trees that are within falling distance of neighboring homes, roads, and pathways. Failure to do so, agency officials say, could make you liable for damages.”
According to Forest Service Operations Department Head Jim Rooni, “Standing, dead trees are dangerous and unpredictable. If they fall, they can cause serious damage–and even death.”
The article advises, “If your tree still has yet to sprout green leaves, forestry experts say it’s most likely dead. If you have questions regarding liability on public land or right-of-ways, contact the local Sheriff’s Department or County Commissioner’s office.”