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..


Status: Pending

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.  

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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. Mitigation of a tree may include, removal, wild life snage, removal of dead or hazardous branches, etc. The assessment of the tree is done by an Arborist or a professional tree removal company. A homeowner cannot decide that a tree is unsafe for their home.

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. Branches falling from a tree does not automatically mean that the tree is hazardous or needs to be removed.

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. For trees located in a NGPA or CAPA, the tree will be snagged. It's usually called a 'Wild Life Snag'. The tree is cut at a certain height and the tree is dropped on the ground. It is meant to be used by wildlife for nesting or foraging.

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. Homeowners shall make no modification in NGPAs, CAPAs or wetlands.