Trees are an important part of what makes North Richland Hills a great place to live. They help us save energy by shading our homes, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, clean our air and beautify our neighborhoods. However, they may also cause problems and safety concerns if they are not properly maintained.
Any tree adjacent to a public right of way shall be required to maintain a minimum clearance of 14 feet above the traveled surface curb of a public street, or open space trail. This is to allow for fire trucks, ambulances, school buses, garbage trucks, postal service and other public service vehicles to pass through safely. In addition, overhanging trees must be 14 feet above the sidewalk to allow for safe passage of pedestrians. Keep in mind, if the path is blocked, people will often go around and into the street, making for an unsafe environment.
Please be a good neighbor by properly maintaining the trees on your property so that everyone stays safe. For more information, please contact Code Compliance at 817-427-6663.