texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
OregonWild, RAUKUS01, Dutch_Dogs_77, ShootScootLoot, JerryC12
72136 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,809
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 65,571
stxranchman 60,296
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Stub 44,147
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics539,014
Posts9,744,101
Members87,136
Most Online25,604
Feb 12th, 2024
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Tree maintenance on highway frontage #8944486 10/27/23 12:38 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
F
Fltmedic Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
Long story short I’m clearing trees on our property along the fenceline where we have highway frontage. I want to remove some trees outside our fence line that are encroaching onto our property but I don’t think I can. Anyone have a number or happen to know the answer? I’ve searched online but haven’t found anything at all, I’m sure I’m not searching with right keywords.


Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944494 10/27/23 12:53 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,259
H
Hunt Dog Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,259
Find out who has the right of way, County, State.

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944495 10/27/23 12:53 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 15,724
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 15,724
I think you can but from Google it varies greatly by county/city. If you are outside the city limits, I would contact your commissioner


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944496 10/27/23 12:57 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 8,334
H
Herbie Hancock Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 8,334
Stop by the local TxDot office, they have maps of all their right of ways and will be able to help you.


It takes beer to make thirst worthwhile - J. Fred Schmidt

The internet is an I.Q. Test, people post their scores in the comment section.
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944499 10/27/23 01:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 14,351
H
Hudbone Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 14,351
Were you are located, i don't think anyone is going to mind. You talking about cedars?

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944504 10/27/23 01:12 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 39,615
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 39,615
If it’s a highway it’s most likely TxDOT there is a local office in San Antonio, call the number off their website and they will get you to right person.

Last edited by redchevy; 10/27/23 01:12 PM.

It's hell eatin em live
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944512 10/27/23 01:30 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
F
Fltmedic Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
Val Verde county off Hwy 277.


Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944513 10/27/23 01:31 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 8,334
H
Herbie Hancock Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 8,334
Originally Posted by Fltmedic
Val Verde county off Hwy 277.


It'll be better to call the office in that County, as mentioned they have a website with all the offices listed.


It takes beer to make thirst worthwhile - J. Fred Schmidt

The internet is an I.Q. Test, people post their scores in the comment section.
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Herbie Hancock] #8944524 10/27/23 01:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 39,615
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 39,615
Originally Posted by Herbie Hancock
Originally Posted by Fltmedic
Val Verde county off Hwy 277.


It'll be better to call the office in that County, as mentioned they have a website with all the offices listed.

Yep, not familiar with the area but looks to be in the Laredo District (956) 712-7402.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944527 10/27/23 01:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 5,977
Ol Thumper Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 5,977
Don’t touch them even with a stick….., this is my area of expertise and I deal with trees for TxDOT on a daily basis and if 22 people say yes you can cut them down and a month later some pencil pushing yo-yo sees they were cut and gets his feelers hurt he won’t even ask the 22 people that said you could cut them and simply figure out how much you owe the state for the tree. Just last week a lovely man got hit with a bill for an amount I’m embarrassed to repeat but it would require a change of undershorts if someone handed it to me. If you’re around San Antonio you’re double screwed because those people are literally nuts and the oh so majestically enchanted nesting bird they love so much will make your life a nightmare if you piss anyone off. The best of luck from Mr Tree killer roflmao

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Ol Thumper] #8944558 10/27/23 02:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 8,638
F
freerange Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
F
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 8,638
Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
Don’t touch them even with a stick….., this is my area of expertise and I deal with trees for TxDOT on a daily basis and if 22 people say yes you can cut them down and a month later some pencil pushing yo-yo sees they were cut and gets his feelers hurt he won’t even ask the 22 people that said you could cut them and simply figure out how much you owe the state for the tree. Just last week a lovely man got hit with a bill for an amount I’m embarrassed to repeat but it would require a change of undershorts if someone handed it to me. If you’re around San Antonio you’re double screwed because those people are literally nuts and the oh so majestically enchanted nesting bird they love so much will make your life a nightmare if you piss anyone off. The best of luck from Mr Tree killer roflmao

^^^^Im going with this.


At some point in life its time to quit chasing the pot of gold and just enjoy the rainbow. FR
Keep your gratitude higher than your expectations. RWH
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944559 10/27/23 02:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 3,842
W
Wytex Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
W
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 3,842
Cut what hangs over your property and leave the rest till you get permission to cut the trees.

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8944572 10/27/23 02:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 39,615
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 39,615
What kind of trees? Brush? 100 year old oak trees? If txdot didn’t plant them id abide by it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission. I’ve seen txdot cry about paying to cut down a carp load of trees never once seen them upset that one was removed. Trees in ROW are a liability for them.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8945112 10/28/23 06:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 536
H
Hogflyer Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
H
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 536
Is this here in Texas? if so, get with your local TxDot field Maintence office in your area, 24 different districts around
texas, and most of them will work with you on this. Couple in East Texas, i would not give them time of day!

I know, retired govt worker from the state! I know all the BS that happens in local govt.

good luck


"Buy more ammo, save it for a rainy day."
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8945170 10/28/23 08:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 15,851
6
603Country Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 15,851
A few years back, the Limestone County Roads and Bridges guys wanted to widen a gravel road that borders my property. That would mean removal of some large trees near the road and on my property. I told them I didn’t want to do that, and they didn’t. If the OP’s road in question is a county road, I’d talk to the county folks. If it was a state road, I wouldn’t know where to start.

Ol Thumper sounds like a man that knows how things work.


Not my monkeys, not my circus...
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8945473 10/29/23 12:52 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
F
Fltmedic Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
Thanks guys, I reached out to TxDoT and they connected me with the local Hwy maintenance person. Took some
Pics of the areas and a brief description of the work and he gave me a thumbs up! Thank you THF brain trust appreciate the guidance. Only problem is the skid steer lost a track yesterday, it’s getting repaired Monday so my weekend plans got foiled. Came home to spend some time with the family.

And for those who were curious it’s scrub brush, cactus/succulents and cedar. No oaks outside my fence. TxDoT was already removing same vegetation closer to the highway so I added to their piles and just cleared area outside my fence. I’ll have to resume after the next big rain event makes uprooting much easier.


Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8945972 10/30/23 02:54 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,685
B
bp3 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
B
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,685
Juno area north of Del Rio

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8946044 10/30/23 10:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,823
R
RattlesnakeDan Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
R
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,823
Yes, San Antonio is nuts. A customer calls and says he needs a big Mesquite cut and taken, it fell and was pushing up the sidewalk. He tried taking it down for years but the city told him it was a historic tree and couldn't be touched until it fell partially and they gave him x number of days to get it removed or be fined.


Just like Jesus, sometimes you gotta kill some hogs.
Lone Star Mesquite . com
RattleSnake Dan's Shredding Service
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8946255 10/30/23 04:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,570
G
garyrapp55 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
G
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,570
I wouldn't do it myself peep but if the state told someone they can't take a tree on the property line, said person could apply some Power Pellets. I tested the product on cedars along my fence back in February and they are dead as of my trip down there 10/1. I plan to use a lot more this February.
https://www.pro-serveinc.com/pronone-power-pellets

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: garyrapp55] #8946383 10/30/23 08:01 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
F
Fltmedic Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,235
Originally Posted by garyrapp55
I wouldn't do it myself peep but if the state told someone they can't take a tree on the property line, said person could apply some Power Pellets. I tested the product on cedars along my fence back in February and they are dead as of my trip down there 10/1. I plan to use a lot more this February.
https://www.pro-serveinc.com/pronone-power-pellets


That’s pretty impressive. May have to get some for some selective tree removal.


Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8946579 10/31/23 12:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,220
kry226 Online Content
The General
Online Content
The General
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,220
Originally Posted by Fltmedic
Originally Posted by garyrapp55
I wouldn't do it myself peep but if the state told someone they can't take a tree on the property line, said person could apply some Power Pellets. I tested the product on cedars along my fence back in February and they are dead as of my trip down there 10/1. I plan to use a lot more this February.
https://www.pro-serveinc.com/pronone-power-pellets


That’s pretty impressive. May have to get some for some selective tree removal.

Yup, interesting. Do you just lay the pellets on the ground, or insert an inch or two into the soil?


[Linked Image]
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: kry226] #8947834 11/01/23 09:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,570
G
garyrapp55 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
G
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,570
Originally Posted by kry226
Originally Posted by Fltmedic
Originally Posted by garyrapp55
I wouldn't do it myself peep but if the state told someone they can't take a tree on the property line, said person could apply some Power Pellets. I tested the product on cedars along my fence back in February and they are dead as of my trip down there 10/1. I plan to use a lot more this February.
https://www.pro-serveinc.com/pronone-power-pellets


That’s pretty impressive. May have to get some for some selective tree removal.

Yup, interesting. Do you just lay the pellets on the ground, or insert an inch or two into the soil?

Just toss them on the ground between the trunk and drip line.

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8949282 11/04/23 02:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,034
H
huck18 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,034
I would do it and not think twice. What are they going to do?

Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8950058 11/05/23 10:53 PM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 5,245
S
Smokey Bear Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 5,245
Be cautious if you choose to use the Pronone. The active ingredient is Hexazinone which is the same active ingredient as Velpar. Hexazinone is water soluble and will migrate with water. Be conscious that you may kill plants outside your target area or in a deep soil that perks well, it can reach and contaminate ground water.


Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.
Re: Tree maintenance on highway frontage [Re: Fltmedic] #8950804 11/07/23 01:44 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,123
R
Ranch Dawg Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
R
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,123
On a dark and stormy night, take your drill out there and drill ya holes in the trunks. Take the appropriate juice and fill them holes with said juice. Then when they’re dead ,, have em cut down.


THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER AND THE PARTY NEVER ENDS.

F##K YOU JOE BIDEN !!!!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2024 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3