We originally believed we would need to wait, but due to the deteriorated condition of the Circle Drive tree, the landscaper is able to grind most of it out right away. The work has been scheduled for next Thursday, May 31st after 9am.
Protection will be put around the work area, and you can expect the Circle Drive will be down to one lane adjacent to the tree and where workers will be located. Since the stump is being ground out, they do expect some debris to fly out from the work location.
We are working with our landscapers to plan and coordinate removal of the stump, and to consider options for replacing the tree. This could take some time. Removal of the stump will be complicated by water and electrical lines in the planter as well as its age and size, so unfortunately it is not something that will happen ‘overnight’ as they say.
We are waiting for replacement options, which will be considered by the Board at a future meeting.
So, it will take some time but,we are working on it.
It’s official. The Association’s landscaping team is scheduled to remove the tree on Wednesday May 16th. We expect workers to mobilize and conduct the necessary work beginning in the early afternoon.
This season we’ve had both our tree care firm and landscapers inspect the south most tree in the driveway planter. They typically make regular visits this time of year, as we take seasonal steps to maintain and improve PT’s curb appeal. This tree has appeared to be declining the past couple years, but has been manageable. However, there are now visible signs of decay and conditions that led us to believe there is a potential hazard.
We are now told that not only is the tree suffering from a condition caused by a mite which consumes and bores into wood, the interior of the tree is deteriorating to a point it will have to be removed for safety reasons.
We are coordinating with our landscapers now and expect a crew to be out within the next couple weeks to begin removal.
We will be gathering information for the Board to consider options for replacement in the future.