Can the County remove a fallen tree in the creek behind my property?

The County can only remove trees from creeks that they maintain. Usually these are improved (concrete lined or earth trapezoidal) channels. Some creeks are maintained only for capacity, not erosion or other damage.

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1. Can the County remove a fallen tree in the creek behind my property?
2. For the maintenance of private trees and other vegetation, what can property owners do to help the County’s maintenance efforts?
3. What can property owners do to help the County's maintenance efforts of private trees and other vegetation?
4. What can property owners do to prevent these fallen leaves from creating blockages in the drainage systems?