RECSA ensured the City’s tree code balances the protection of existing trees, promotes the planting of new trees, and allow development to occur. This balance is critical as development continues to provide needed housing and jobs to San Antonio. The first tree ordinance was adopted in 1997. It was subsequently amended in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2015. The last major policy change occurred in 2010. RECSA has been involved in each amendment.