City of Dallas Forestry

​Historic Trees and Neighborhood Forest Overlay

Cedar Ridge Comanche Marker Tree

Neighborhood Forest Overlay

The Neighborhood Forest Overlay (NFO) was approved by the Dallas City Council on April 10, 2019.

The NFO is a voluntary neighborhood forest overlay for the benefit and the protection of the community's forest canopy. 

The NFO is separate from Article X procedures like the Historic Tree nomination which protect trees of historical or cultural significance, or the conservation easement which may be dedicated by land owners for protecting woodlands on properties placed under a land conservation deed restriction. Each of these measures may also be available to your community.  The NFO helps you protect the natural character of your neighborhood under united community support.

If you or your neighborhood are interested in learning more about the NFO see the Landscape and Tree Manual

Historic Trees Nomination

"HISTORIC TREE means a tree, or grove of trees, that has been recognized by resolution of the city council as having cultural or historical significance. "

The Historic Tree Program is a result of the approval of Article X (10) urban forest conservation regulations on June 27, 2018 by the Dallas city council.

The ordinance allows a person to nominate a tree, or a grove of trees, under the designation of 'historic' with a final approval to be given by the city council.

For more information on how to nominate a tree and form see Landscape and Tree Manual