The property owner of a Keller restaurant has less than two weeks to come up with a plan to restore trees that were removed this winter, a Keller spokesperson said.

Rachel Reynolds, city of Keller communication and public engagement manager, said in an email the owner of Zaxby’s on Keller Parkway has until June 18 to submit a new landscaping plan.

Zooming in

Reynolds said the property owner told city staff he has hired an arborist to prepare a plan for replanting the lot, but as of June 5, nothing has been submitted.

Brian Ellis, the property owner, has not responded to requests for comment. The trees were removed Feb. 26 from the Zaxby’s at 701 Keller Parkway, Reynolds said. The remains of the trees can be seen on the south and west sides of the property.

The details

Reynolds explained the city’s procedures on tree removal.

“The trees were removed without a permit or the required permission from the city, and staff put a stop-work order on the property when we were made aware that the trees were being removed,” she said. “Staff is not sure of the details on the relationship/communication between the property owner and restaurant operator.”