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A victory for Texas trees — and for local control!

August 30 - Texas Tribune:  When Gov. Abbott issued his call for a special legislative session this summer, he only included one environmental issue: eliminating local tree protection ordinances in over 110 Texas cities. This gave Texas environmentalists a unique opportunity...

Senate revisions to tree bill may better fit Abbott’s vision

August 8 - American Statesman: The new HB7 adds that localities may not prohibit the removal of trees less than 24 inches in diameter; sets a maximum removal fee of $400; and stipulates that a city can’t regulate trees that are outside its city limits but within its extraterritorial jurisdiction. 

State of Texas: In Depth - Why everyone is talking about trees

August 6 - KXAN:  Advocates gathered this week at the Texas State Capitol for a bipartisan reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in protest of the bill that would preempt local tree protection ordinances.

Dr. Suess book used to rally for tree ordinances

August 2 - FOX 7 NEWS:   Governor Abbott made cracking down on local tree laws part of his call for the special session. Wednesday, a group of tree advocates came to the state capitol to keep those laws firmly planted in place.

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