Common Areas Trees
A tree assessment of all green belts, critical areas, and NGPA is performed at least once a year by the Association to review the health and conditions of trees located near homes.
The inspection is done by a licensed professional and the Board of Directors review the recommendation each year..
In 2021, following the storm that impacted the Association in January, a new tree assessment was completed by 2 different companies.
At the April Board meeting, the Board approved the proposal from Monarch Services to mitigate approx 190 trees in the greenbelts, critical areas, and NGPA to protect homes.
Mitigation may include removal of trees, wildlife snag,or removal of dead/hazardous branches.
2021 Mitigation Map
In 2020, a tree assessment of all green belts and NGPA of the Association was performed. The following was performed in 2020.
455 trees received general tree care (including pruning, crown thining, structural pruning, weight reduction).
166 trees received Plant health care such as treatment and injection in order to protect the trees.
39 trees were removed or snagged.
Frequently asked questions
How is the removal of a tree decided?
A tree will be removed if the tree is determined to be dead, hazardous and/or unhealthy. To be classified as hazardous, the health or conditions of the tree need to be a potential threat for a property (like a home) or for the safety of pedestrians or cars if the tree would fall.
Branches are falling in my yard. Will the tree be removed?
Not automatically. To some degree, it can be normal that branches from a tree break and fall during a storm or during the lifespan of a tree.
The contractor came but did not remove the tree entirely. When will the rest of the trunk will be removed?
Trees located in a Native Growth Protection Area (NGPA), or Critical Area Protection Area (CAPA) are never fully removed.
What are NGPA, CAPA, and wetlands?
Native Growth Protection Area (NGPA), Critical Area Protection Area (CAPA) and wetlands are protected areas. In general, vegetation within the NGPA, CAPA and wetlands cannot be disturbed.