What is considered a protected tree in the City of Houston?

February 3, 2015 by BIG RED DOG Staff

Pursuant to Chapter 33, Article VI of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, a tree is considered protected if it can be classified as any one of the following:

  • Right-of-Way – Trees located within a public streets right-of-way.
  • Corridor Tree – a tree of a species listed on the street tree list that has a caliper of 20 inches or more and is situated in the building setback area along a local street or along a major thoroughfare, other than a portion of a major thoroughfare that has been designated as a green corridor.
  • Green Corridor – A tree of a species listed on the street tree list that has a caliper of 15 inches or more and is situated in the building setback area of a green corridor.
  • Designated Tree – A specific tree designated by the city council as having particular historical or arboricultural significance under section 33-103 of this Code.
  • Parkway Trees – A tree of a species listed on the street tree list that is situated in the parkway area adjacent to any tract or parcel of land and that has a caliper equal to or greater than 1½ inches.

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