Q. Why do I need a permit to cut down my own tree?
The City of Piney Point Village has a Tree Ordinance protecting trees growing on both, public and private property.
Q. Do I need a permit to cut down a live tree?
Yes. Any live tree that measures 3 inches or greater in diameter 4'-5" above grade requires a tree removal permit.
Q. Do I need a permit to remove a dead tree located on my property?
No. Only live trees require a tree permit.
Q. Do I need a permit to trim a tree?
No. Branch tree trimming does not require a permit.
Q. How much of the tree can I trim?
No more than 25% of the crown (leaf area) should be removed at one time and proper pruning cuts should be made.
Q. Where can I get a tree permit?
You can call the City of Piney Point Village at (713) 782-0271 Ext 204 to request a tree permit or download the tree permit request application on our website.
Q. Who do I contact to trim tree limbs or remove trees located on or near power lines?
To request tree trimming or removals, Contact CenterPoint Energy at CenterPoint Customer Service at (713) 207-2222.
Q. Who do I call when tree branches are obstructing street signs or branches have fallen on the road or sidewalk?
For small branches call City of Piney Point Village at (713) 782-0271.
Q. Who do I call when large trees or tree branches have fallen on the road?
For large branches or large trees fallen on the roads, call the Memorial Village Fire Department.
For other questions pertaining to trees, contact the city urban forester at firstname.lastname@example.org