The amended Landscape Ordinance was adopted by City Council in January 2001. The primary purpose of the ordinance is to increase the attractiveness of commercial developments and reduce any negative environmental impact. THREE copies of the landscape plan is required with the building permit application if there is new commercial construction or if there is an addition exceeding 1,000 sq. ft. or a ten percent increase to an existing structure.
San Antonio Tree Preservation Ordinance is effective throughout San Antonio and its extraterritorial jurisdictional area (ETJ). The ordinance was adopted by City Council on March 13, 2003. Refer to the tree preservation ordinance in the UDC for more details. Removal of trees on existing commercial properties requires a permit.
The International Society of Arboriculture is a professional organization
dedicated to continuing education for arborists, to tree care research, and to
serving tree care consumers around the world. The Texas Chapter of the ISA
shares this same dedication, with a further commitment to serving the needs
particular to Texas' professional arborists and tree care consumers.
Tree Ordinance 2010 Training
Tree Preservation and Adequate Canopy Coverage
within Environmentally Sensitive Areas
How to Retain Trees During Construction and Land Development
Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture 2011
Spanish Language Tree Care Worker Training
TCEQ Landscape Irrigation Rules
How to Choose a Tree Care Professional
Proper Mulching Techniques
Green Roof Information
Oak Wilt in Texas?
Tree Detail Drawings (DWG)
Management Practices of Natural Waterways - Technical & Field Guide
Management Practices of
Natural Waterways - Appendix G
Proper Pruning and Tree Care