Trees and Tree Trimming

Sugar Land residents and business owners are required by city ordinance to trim their trees if public rights of way are affected. Properly pruned trees ensure large vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and garbage trucks can safely navigate city streets with a clear view of traffic safety devices.

The Public Works Department inspects trees annually for compliance to the Tree Trimming Ordinance. (City of Sugar Land Code of Ordinances Part II, Chapter 3, Article 9, Div. 5 Vegetation, Sec. 3-164., Trees and objects in the visibility triangle or right of way.)

Tree Health


Trees are valuable assets to your property value and the environment. Pruning is an essential part of ensuring a healthy life for the tree.

For tree care information, tips, and for information on local arborists, visit 
Trees Are Good.
Trees