We envision Cedar Hill as a premier city that retains its distinctive character, where families and businesses flourish in a safe and clean environment.
To help preserve Cedar Hill's distinctive character, the City Council adopted a Tree Preservation Ordinance. This ordinance requires the preservation of most trees (including large cedar trees) during the land development process. If trees cannot be preserved, they may only be removed after their loss has been mitigated by the developer. However, once a lot is developed and a house is built and occupied, a lot becomes exempt from the Tree Preservation Ordinance. The owner may remove trees on the lot as he / she sees fit.