Yes, the policy is that dead and down trees and branches must be removed from your lot. New for 2021, no dead standing trees are allowed due to the exceptional drought and increased fire risk. You must also ladder up low hanging limbs so as to not allow a fire to spread to the canopy of the trees. Check with the Fire Safety Committee (FSC) for the latest Policy or on the BRE Website at: http://www.blueridgeestates.org. Lot compliance inspections begin May 15 with total compliance expected by September 15th of each year.