The existing Tree Preservation and Landscape Standards, a component of the Denton Development Code (DDC), were adopted in 2004 to promote tree preservation and facilitate site design and construction that would allow for the long-term viability of Denton’s trees.
While the current regulations serve to protect some of the city’s existing tree canopy, more is needed to manage and maintain essential tree coverage and provide clear guidance for preservation and mitigation within the city.
The proposed Conservation and Landscape Standards, intended to replace the existing Tree Preservation and Landscape Standards, is a more comprehensive set of regulations that will include landscaping, tree preservation and mitigation, and environmentally sensitive areas.
The City is seeking public input on the proposed Conservation and Landscape Standards. Citizens can review the proposed regulations and provide feedback using the form at the bottom of this page.