It could be the native fall web worm.
If yes, contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service to obtain a" Roadside Tree Project Permit".
The tents of eastern tent caterpillars are unsightly but rarely cause damage to trees.
A permit is required from Maryland for planting, pruning, or removing a tree from ANY right-of-way. This includes streets and roads maintained by villages, towns, cities, the County. If you feel a tree in the county right-of-way is in need of removal, please request an inspection online using the link below or by calling the County’s call center by dialing (inside Montgomery County) or(outside of Montgomery County).
Request to Remove County Tree online Current wait for tree removal: months Upon receipt of a request to remove a tree, an inspection order is generated.
Unless an emergency situation is indicated, inspection. Roadside Tree Law. The Montgomery County Roadside Tree Law and the Maryland Roadside Tree Law both work to conserve trees in the County’s right-of-ways. These laws require residents who plan to plant, prune, disturb, or remove street trees to obtain permits.
Therefore, two permits are required; one from Montgomery County and one from the State. A permit is required to remove a tree stump when it grows entirely or partially within the Montgomery County public right of way, including tree stumps that are bisected by the right of way property line.
A Montgomery County permit is not required for removal of stumps on private property.