Trees and forests serve many functions in our urban environment. Trees not only provide beauty when used around our homes, offices, and in our parks, but they also serve practical functions. For example, trees help to clean the air that we breathe. They also provide energy savings by cooling the air around our homes and businesses in the summer and by serving as wind buffers in the winter. Forests, both in upland settings and located along streams, serve to mitigate runoff from storm events, reduce erosion by stabilizing soil, and provide habitat for wildlife.
The Town of Flower Mound’s Urban Forestry Program has multiple goals:
- Establish rules and regulations governing the protection and preservation of native or established trees within the town. Encourage the protection of healthy trees and large native trees which are irreplaceable resources in our community, and to provide for the replacement of trees removed during construction.
- Educate both the residents of Flower Mound and the development community about the important role that trees serve in our environment.