Can I plant trees on my septic field or next to my wellhead?

For questions related to planting near or on septic fields or wells please consult the Dover Board of Health.  

As an additional resource regarding planting on septic fields please review the following link from the EPA:  https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2015-06/documents/septicsmart-week-landscaping-final.pdf

For a quick reference related to planting near wellheads please see the following:  https://www.grecoandhaines.com/landscaping-wellhead/#:~:text=DO%20NOT%20plant%20anything%20within,choosing%20plants%20with%20short%20roots.

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1. Is there anything I need to do before I cut down trees on my property?
2. Will removing the trees help control bugs, ticks, and other critters?
3. How do I know if I have wetlands on my property?
4. I think my tree has a disease. Who should I call?
5. Can I plant trees on my septic field or next to my wellhead?
6. Is there a resource that can help me identify the types of trees I currently have on my property?
7. Can trees protect my yard from flooding?