Developer Clears LotDeveloper pays homeowner for clearing trees
In 2011, Bowie tree removal lawyer George Patterson obtained an arbitration award of over $106,000 against a developer based out of Crofton, Maryland. The developer went onto George Patterson’s client’s Bowie property and cleared his wooded lot without written permission to remove the trees. After filing suit, George Patterson found that the developer prepared a site plan with inaccurate topographical studies. This failure placed the developer in a position where they would have to relay an expensive sewer line or regrade a lot owned by George Patterson’s client. The evidence indicated that the developer decided to go onto the Bowie property, it did not own, to regrade that property to prevent water from pooling on the developed land.