Maintenance & Care of Street Trees

Tree Trimming Standards
It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and care for trees that are situated or overhanging any street or public right-of-way. Dallas City Code 3.814

Trees shall be regularly pruned so that the branches do not significantly obstruct the light from any street lamp or obstruct the view of any street intersection. They shall be trimmed to 14 feet above the street surface and 8 feet above the sidewalk surface.

City Crews Will Trim Trees That do not Meet Required Standards
If trees are not pruned within the standards of the Dallas City Code 3.814, City Work Crews will prune plants or shrubs in the manner provided for the abatement of obnoxious vegetation as provided in DCC 5.450 through 5.460.

Tree limbs that grow near high voltage electrical conductors shall be maintained clear of such conductors by the responsible electric utility.