Bonded & Insured
Why Do You Need a Tree Survey?
Many local county laws now require tree surveys when developing commercial and residential property. For example, The City of Houston Tree and Shrub Ordinance has standards in place for tree & shrub planting and removal. Our surveys provide developers with qualified information to make educated decisions.
Being informed of where trees are located and what species they are is important, it will help to incorporate them to the overall development plan.
What Does A Tree Survey Include?
Depending on your location, ordinances have protections in place for specific species, height, and CRZ.
Our tree survey encompasses all the following:
- Species of tree
- Physical measurements
- Age class
- Root Protection Area (RPA)
- Critical Root Zone (CRZ)
- Preservation Recommendations
Why is a Tree Survey Important?
While tree preservation is important, it must be noted that surveys aren't just about saving the trees. Maintaining the proper greenery can also increase the overall value of your property. However, not abiding by your local ordinance can be financially taxing to your property. There are financial penalties for unauthorized tree damage and removal.
For more information on The City of Houston Tree and Shrub Ordinance visit:
For other county ordinance information, visit your local .gov.
Surveying Texas Property for Over 30 Years
Bonded and insured, we offer all phases of land surveying, including but not limited to ALTA/ACSM land title surveys, Category 1A Condition II surveys, residential surveys, topographic surveys, construction surveys, platting services and elevation certificates.
We have extensive experience all property types including small and large acreage vacant tracts, apartment complexes, shopping centers, hospitals, office buildings, industrial sites, cell towers, and much more.
Reliable & Fast Service
The South Texas Surveying family is dedicated to our clients because we understand the importance of each and every project we undertake. It is our family’s name that we take pride in, therefore it is our mission to make sure that every time we take on a survey project, we give it our all.