Seasonal Information

Mowing Program

At the Bureau of Highways, we strive to maintain reasonable visibility and accessibility on our County roads. During the Spring and Summer months, our mowing program ensures that excessive grass and brush do not become a nuisance to the driving public. The Bureau has six large tractors and two boom tractors, all with rough cut flail blades for mowing where needed along roads. Mowing is kept to a minimum for environmental and budgetary concerns and limited to that needed to maintain drainage swales, to maintain sight distance and to prevent brush from encroaching on the roadway. One cycle of mowing takes about four weeks to complete and we mow a minimum of 3 times per year.

Please keep in mind, the property owner is responsible for maintaining any turf grass along the roadside frontage in accordance with the County Code.

The Bureau mows county owned storm water management ponds once per year in accordance with state requirements.

To let us know of an area that needs mowing, call the Bureau at 410-313-7450 or e-mail.

Tree Trimming

The Bureau of Highways- Tree Division helps keep street trees, brush, and other plant matter from encroaching on or blocking County roads. Tree elevation can be a time-consuming process during the growing season. You can help the County by notifying them if you see that tree trimming is needed. If you notice an area of overgrowth on County roads, where tree branches are blocking street signs or at risk of hitting passing cars, please contact the Bureau and your concern will be addressed.  For more information, please see the Tree Division section.

Phone: 410-313-7450

Email: highways@howardcountymd.gov