Development Services Department
Land Development - Environmental
1901 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 207-1111

Environmental Plan Review

Mark Bird
City Arborist
(210) 207-0278

Justin Krobot
Assistant City Arborist

Eric Rodriguez
Sr. Plans Examiner

Tree and Landscape Inspection

Armando Cortez
Adriana Goetz
Steven Dennis

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Tree Preservation Ordinance

San Antonio Tree Preservation Ordinance is effective throughout the San Antonio city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction area (ETJ). The 2010 Tree Preservation Ordinance was adopted by City Council on May 6, 2010. Refer to the Tree Preservation Ordinance in the UDC for more details. Removal of trees on existing commercial properties requires a permit.

2010 Tree Preservation Ordinance - Unified Development Code 35-523

Landscaping Ordinance

The primary purpose of the Landscape Ordinance is to improve the appearance of commercial properties when viewed from the street and to screen the unattractive aspects of commercial properties while reducing any negative environmental impact.
Note: Three copies of the landscape plan are required with the building permit application for new commercial construction, an addition exceeding 1,000 sq. ft., or a ten percent or greater increase to an existing structure.

2010 Landscape Ordinance - Unified Development Code 35-511

new RID 121 - Exhibit
new RID 121 - Tree Permits, Preservation, Affidavits
new IB 552

The following buttons link to Development Services Environmental information:

External Resources

City of San Antonio Tree Planting Initiative/Plant Trees S.A.
Urban Forestry and Human Benefits - Dr. Kathleen Wolf
International Society of Arboriculture - Texas Chapter
EPA Low Impact Development Information
Trees are Good - Tree Care Information
San Antonio River Authority LID FAQ
San Antonio Arborist’s Association
Texas A&M Forest Service
Alamo Forest Partnership
Green Roof Information
Texas Tree Selector
Texas Oak Wilt
Texas LID



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