Why not just close the Runway instead?

Sugar Land Regional Airport is an important part of the regional economy, with more than $96 million in economic output each year and more than $69.9 million to the property tax rolls, funding services provided by both Fort Bend County and Fort Bend Independent School District. The Airport has 211 on-site airport-related jobs and is used by more than 100 Fortune 500 companies on a regular basis, and serves the needs of the local general aviation community.

Sugar Land Regional Airport is the primary reliever airport for Houston Hobby Airport (HOU). If aircraft couldn’t land on our Runway, the vast majority of our jet traffic would be routed to Hobby Airport, causing significant congestion and delays to commercial flights.


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1. Why are the trees being removed?
2. What is the danger?
3. How many trees will be removed?
4. Why are the trees only now determined to be dangerous?
5. How did you determine how many trees must be removed?
6. Why not just prune the trees?
7. Will this tree removal project be funded by taxpayers?
8. What about the birds and animals you are displacing?
9. Why don’t you relocate the trees?
10. What will happen to the 6.7 acres after it’s cleared?
11. Is this tree removal project part of the other work going on at the park?
12. Who have you been working with on this tree removal project?
13. Will removing obstructions be a continuous project?
14. Why not just close the Runway instead?