SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Sherman City Council convened Thursday morning to discuss what a tree preservation ordinance would look like.

"The city is looking at different options as far as a tier structure on possible replanting of trees, and more defined than what our current ordinance does dictate," council member Shawn Teamann said.

They reviewed feedback both from discussions with developers and a citizen workshop on Wednesday evening. Chief citizen concerns included clear-cutting and preserving local ecology.

Now the council must balance the wants of developers and taxpayers.

"There's definitely some challenges, because we would all love to see every tree that's here in Sherman stay here forever," Teamann said. "But as Sherman continues to grow, it's not really feasible."

Currently, Sherman has no requirements for developers to preserve existing trees during construction.