Why are trees being removed along certain roadways?

In certain areas of the community, trees were originally planted too close together.  As these trees have grown over time, the canopies of the trees have grown together to create very dense shade in numerous areas.  The shade has caused turf to die back and decline in many areas.  This causes unsightly conditions and dirt to runoff into the storm sewers during rain events.  

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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?