Flower Mound gas pipeline tree survey to take place this month

Atmos Pipeline-Texas is cooperating with the Town of Flower Mound to prevent a tree-mendous loss.

Flower Mound officials said Friday that a town employee and an Atmos representative conducted a general assessment of the high pressure pipeline that runs 12 miles through the heart of Flower Mound to review the areas most impacted by potential tree removal.

Atmos has hired a professional tree surveyor to conduct a more detailed tree survey in the more heavily wooded areas along the pipeline. The survey is anticipated to be completed by the end of this month.

No trees will be removed from the pipeline easement until at least January, according to town officials.

In addition, Atmos is replacing a number of missing pipeline markers and will visit HOAs to make them aware that the signs should not be removed under any circumstances.

The moves come after Flower Mound leaders gave Atmos Energy officials an earful last month when the pipeline operator announced its intention to clear cut 25-feet on either side of their natural gas pipeline with less than a week’s notice.

At the end of the council meeting, Charles Yarbrough, Vice President at Atmos Pipeline-Texas, agreed to work with the town in order to minimize environmental damage.


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