Am I allowed to plant trees along the road?

Trees do add beauty, color and character to our roadsides, but if they're too close to the road edge, they can be both hazardous and a potential liability for property owners, utilities and the Road Commission. RCKC has prepared a brochure that provides guidelines on the roadside planting of trees and shrubs, explaining what will not only meet requirements but also improve the likelihood of tree survival and reduced maintenance as the tree matures. 

RCKC Guidelines for Planting Trees and Shrubs Near Roads Maintained by the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County.

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1. What is the width of the road right-of-way?
2. What happens if my mailbox is damaged by a snowplow?
3. Who is responsible for the removal of dead/dying trees in the right-of-way?
4. Am I allowed to plant trees along the road?
5. Does RCKC remove dead animals from the road or side of the road?
6. Why am I assessed for the Road Maintenance Assessment if I live on a private road?