How often are trees pruned?

The City prunes its trees on a 3-5 year rotation.  Residents are encouraged to prune their trees on a similar rotation.  All trees along roadways are inspected every three years for compliance with the City Ordinance.  The City Ordinance requires that residential trees are pruned 12’ above the roadway and 8’ above the sidewalk; and all non-residential trees be pruned 14’ above the roadway and 8’ above the sidewalk.

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1. Does the city own all the trees in Sugar Land?
2. Who is responsible for the maintenance of the trees?
3. How often are trees pruned?
4. What if a tree branch or tree falls down in the roadway?
5. Can I remove a tree in my yard?
6. Why are trees being removed along certain roadways?
7. What are the benefits of tree removal?
8. Who decides trees need to be removed?
9. Why were trees planted so close together in First Colony?
10. What is tree thinning?
11. Does the City have a policy about replacing trees that are removed?
12. Can the City require developers, private businesses, or Homeowners/Property Owners Associations to replant trees that they remove on their privately-owned property?