Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:33 pm: |
What are the city ordinances for planting trees in the small patch of land between sidewalks and streets on residential lots? This landscaping adds so much value to a neighborhood long-term, yet you rarely see it done in Frisco.
Perry Harts, Moderator
Post Number: 88
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 01:39 pm: |
Per City ordinance, trees cannot be planted within four feet of a curb or sidewalk.
Manager of Park Services
Parks & Recreation Department
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 03:25 pm: |
What is the reasoning behind that city ordinance?
Scott Ingalls, Zoning & Subdivision Admi
Post Number: 519
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 09:27 am: |
There are two reasons for doing so. The first is that there typically a water line one or two feet behind the back of curb and trees can not be planted on top of a water line due to potential damage to the water line by tree roots and the fact that the water line will require maintenance at some point in time which will damage the trees.
The second reason is that tree roots will cause damage to streets and sidewalks over time and the greater the separation the more likely that the impact will be minimized.