What are the benefits of tree removal?

There are multiple benefits of tree removal.  Removing trees will allow sunlight to penetrate to the turf below allowing turf to thrive and prevent soil runoff during rain events. This, in turn, improves the effectiveness of the storm sewers, creeks and stream, which can contribute to lower oxygen levels that are harmful to aquatic life.  Tree removal will also allow streetlight to penetrate to the street to allow for safer roadways.  Reducing the number of trees also allows for more growing space for remaining trees and allows them to increase their canopy.  This will improve the appearance and value of the remaining trees.  Since trees planted too close together can have root grafting, the spread of disease is also more prevalent.  

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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?