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Crown Harbor Homeowner Association

Landscaping Committee Active Projects

The committee has several projects that are active in 2017. The small projects are listed below. The larger projects are included on a separate triage list.


 

Allow Bush behind 547 Kings to Grow

WILL REQUEST

From Ed Staznezer:
I am emailing to report a double problem related to shrub pruning at our unit by Cagwin & Dorward. We have a HOA-approved agreement that they would not prune our shrubs and they had honored that for several years. However, yesterday they came and sheared of the tops of my carefully sculpted shrubs. But more importantly, when pruning a shrub next to our gas meter and earthquake emergency gas valve, they severed the cable that controls the opening and closing of the valve leaving us without gas. I'm pretty sure the guy who did it knew he had but was afraid to report it. I can understand that but am no less annoyed by having had to find out the hard way. Today I called Todd Roberts (your recommended guy) who came right away and replaced the valve at a cost of $475. I believe Cagwin & Dorward should reimburse me for the cost. I took a photo and have the severed cable if needed.

 
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Remove Ivy at 531 Kings

WILL REQUEST

From Kay Zehlander:
Good morning. This is the east side of 531 Kings. The ivy is growing into the siding. I pulled some out, but couldn't get to all of it. You might want to have the gardeners remove it.

 
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Remove Dead Bush behind 548 Queens

WILL REQUEST

From Roseanne DiSandro:
Good morning. The shrub outside our dining room window is completely dead. It is next to our fountain. It was planted by landscaping when Carrie was chair. Can it be taken out and replaced please? Sorry to add to the list. I will put i ribbon on it for I.D. If you like.

The dead plant can be removed, but the Association only plants new plants as part of the drip conversion project. Existing plants are removed when the area is excavated for irrigation system replacement. That's when the association pays for new plants. Owners are free to purchase plants at their expense that the association will install.

 
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Trim Ice Plant back on path across from 1302 Crown

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Years ago when the Landscaping Committee planted the path along the rap rip, they trimmed back the ice plant. Over the years, the ice plant has gradually grown back and now encroaches on the planting area that the committee beautified. Please trim the ice plant back to the very top of the rip rap. In other words, take off about 3 feet (see picture).

From Diane Mosier:
Can you plant the undesired ice plant along the path near 1379 - 1383 Crown? Looking at lots of dirt/sand — very bare.

From Javier Murillo:
Hello Everyone: To remove the ice plant that far will be an additional cost. If that will be ok, I can send extra manpower Friday. Please let me know. Work will be done on time and material basis.
Thanks
JM

Approved.

 
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Remove Dead Bush at 1321 Crown

REQUESTED

From Charles Murphy:
Charles Murphy at 1321 Crown mentioned a dead bush on the path right in front of their home. Honora agreed.

 
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Trim Bushes by Sidewalk near 1351 Crown

REQUESTED

From Gene McDermott:
Can we get a hard prune of the bushes under the stairway along the sidewalk leading to 1351 Crown, please? They have grown out over the sidewalk making it difficult to pass without brushing them.

 
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Trim Bushes behind 1363 Crown

REQUESTED

From Greg Potts:
My request is that the bushes on the waterside of my condo be trimmed as limit the view in a big way as illustrated by the photo below. [They can be trimmed to match the height of the railing.] They have grown out over the sidewalk making it difficult to pass without brushing them.

 
 

Stake Plant at 1379 Crown

FEASABILITY UNDER CONSIDERATION

From Diane Mosier:
Would you please ask gardeners to tie princess plant to a stake? It is by garage and its branches need propping up. I actually have a long stake if needed.

Scott asked Dave if he could handle it. :-) Dave did get in touch with Diane regarding the princess flower. He relayed the message about the gardeners not handling personal requests. The bottom line is that bush has been pruned in such a way that it is difficult to deal with. There are several long shoots and no low buds.

 
 

Trim Dead Branches by Entrance near Central AVE

REQUESTED

From Dave Eck to Javier Murillo:
Kris, Bill, and I have noticed the tree at the pedestrian front gate by Central has a bunch of dead branches. When you are on site, maybe you could look at it? I think most of the branches are above the 8 ft limit for your crew, so it is likely a job for Justin when he does the cosmetic tree pruning latter this year. This same tree had problems just a while back.

 
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Clear pathway next to 1375 Crown

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From Elizabeth Sloan:
Can we arrange for the gardeners to clear up the space that use to be a more central path from between our neighbors living room and ours down to the bayside walkway? I could buy some dividers that would help to keep the succulent ground cover from encroaching on the path to a degree. I would then try to block off the one that hugs the side of our house and patio.

From Scott Sheppard:
Before you go buy anything, look at where I moved the plant pot. It makes it less obvious that there is a path there. That might do it. I have a large pot that you can have if you want it.

From Elizabeth Sloan:
I recently looked at the project list sent out in December and got a chance to look at it more closely. I was dismayed that only one of the requests I've made over the last couple of years made it onto the list. Given that my few requests were ignored one after the other, I accepted the responsibility to improve the landscaping myself to the degree that I'm able. The only help I got was some very kind personal assistance by Dave Eck with planting plants I had purchased with one of my neighbors. He also saw to it that our sprinkler system was repaired which had obviously not worked for years, given the extreme contrast of our communal property with that of our neighbors. I was told more than once that my requests which I had honed down to 3, were on a "list" somewhere. Well, one was on the list. I had requested help repeatedly to do something to prevent the public from walking up from the bay path right next to our patio and living room window. I had wanted plants put in, especially since the only plants we have in front of our home are original agapanthus and Indonesian iris that don't even bloom because they are so old. In addition to that there a little creeping ivy and pickle weed, both undesirable. It was made clear to me that no plants would be purchased by the HOA. I then asked that the little path that was originally there but had been over grown by the pickle weed and ivy be cleared out. It was implied this could be done in a verbal interchange. Well, nothing was done but to move a planter I had put out to try to stop people from walking by our window was moved 3 feet to a different location. Which does not stop anybody, by the way. That was how my project got "completed." Our property has suffered a lot due to the non-functioning sprinkler system. We lost a whole pear tree (it just fell right over). I noticed other trees have been replaced but ours was not, the idea being stonewalled when put forward. As a result, the plants I and my neighbors had purchased and planted, along with Dave, under that tree have suffered. When we moved in a few years ago, I was told that, generally, residents take care of the property right alongside their building, on either side of the front door in our case. I was also told that the HOA would be responsible for the other communal areas around the building. Well, nothing has been done. Defective sprinklers, a fallen tree, and the intrusion into our privacy by the public due to such degraded landscaping notwithstanding, nothing has been done by the HOA, except for Dave, to aid with the mess that our communal areas have been. I've been patient and friendly about this problem because I know a lot needs to be paid for and attended to in our complex, and because I know you all are volunteers and take a lot of time and trouble doing the job. But I don't really understand why a little more help has not been forthcoming. It is the HOA's job to be fair in attending to the needs of the residents. It doesn't feel like that is happening.

From Scott Sheppard:
Thank you for responding. Let me address your points one at a time.

  1. We have two lists. One is the ad hoc project requests that we get. I keep any requests I get on:

    http://crownharbor.org/landproject.html

    That is where your reducing foot traffic issue is. It sat as an OPEN issue for months. I never heard back from my email where I asked if the planter that I had placed there myself solved the issue. I also asked if you wanted me to move one of the big pots that Sheryl and I are not using to help block the traffic even further. I only marked it as CLOSED today while I was making changes to the page for the tree work. I have put it back to OPEN as WAITING ON RESPONSE FROM OWNER.

  2. With regard to improving the landscaping yourself, you did the right thing. I have lived here 7 years, and the HOA has spent no money on improving plants. Everything has been purchased by the owners. We do this to keep the dues low. This is starting to change as I had a line item added to our Crown Harbor 2016 Reserve Saturday Update to convert our ancient irrigation system to a drip system. As part of doing that, we will plant native, drought tolerant plants like we did on the median area up front and by one other unit. The schedule for this conversions is on page:

    http://crownharbor.org/triage.html

    You will see your requests for landscaping on that page. We have been 100% consistent. Owners can wait for improvements based on the drip conversion schedule, or they can spend their own money and do it on their own sooner. They do take their chances because the vegetation they plant relies on HOA water which can get cut off via EBMUD regulations. That happened to Seth Selkow. All of his plantings died.

From Elizabeth Sloan:
Since we and our neighbors go from our front doors directly down to the bay path to take our walks, a path through our bay frontage inevitably develops. When Kate and I moved in, it was in a more central, less intrusive location. Since then, that nasty ivy and pickle weed growing from Deeahna's frontage took over the "path" so that everyone now walks over by our window and patio because our front landscape is so degraded and sparse and naturally invites traffic. We don't particularly mind people, even the public at times, walking through. We mind the intrusiveness of their walking so close to our home.

From Landscaping to Javier Murillo:
On the next Friday that you service the zone near the Crown Harbor entrance gate, can the crew trim the vegetation next to 1375 Crown so that there is a straight path from between the units to the seaside pathway? The owners use the space to get to the seaside path to walk their dogs. In turn, sometimes visitors use the path between the units. As it exists now, the serpentine route that they have to take affords visitors with an opportunity to peer into the windows of the adjacent units. The owners want passers-by to stay in the middle and not look in the windows. A straight shot would encourage that type of behavior. I have marked the desired path in red.

From Elizabeth Sloan
Thanks for requesting that work, Scott! But the pathway you are indicating appears to be the very one I'm trying to keep people off of. It's right next to our patio and living room patio. I can put some flags out down the area that I'd like cleared. It is more to the left and more equidistant between our two buildings. Looking again at the picture, the path starts out in the right place but indicates that it then go straight to the pathway. I'd like it to go around the large shrub closest to, or through it, and then to the left.

 
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Trim low branches on trees across from 1383 / 1385 Crown

WILL MAKE A REQUEST TO JAVIER'S CREW

From the walk through with Justin Van Horne:
Justin noted that he could not park in some of the spots inside the complex because the low hanging branches would hit the top of his truck. He suggested that Javier's crew trim some of the low hanging branches across from 1383 / 1385 Crown. The goal would be to avoid having someone's truck or car get hit by the branches but keep as many as possible to hide the apartment complex next door.

 
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Remove Dead Tree between 1375 / 1381 Crown

OVERLOOKED ON MARCH JOB

From Dave Eck:
Juan came and got me to look at a dying tree down between 1375 and 1381 Crown. The residents at 1379 might have the most impact. The tree is close to be girdled at the base, moves when it is pushed, and has lots of very dead lower branches. We could put it on a wait list, but the top part leans toward a greenhouse window. He said it was small enough that they could easily get it down. I also want to give the resident at 1379 a heads up for the new hole in the landscaping.

From Diane Mosier:
This has been a wonderful tree that shielded us from 1375 since we moved here in 2002. Please remove before it falls over. Tree seemed fine until last month.

Justin Van Horne concurred that the tree is dead and should be removed.

This $35 proposal [item 1] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

From Diane Mosier:
The dead maple tree bw 1379 and 1375 Crown has been scheduled for removal for quite a while. Can you please tell us when this will happen?

 
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Remove Stump by Apartment Complex across from 540 Queens

WILL HANDLE WITH NEXT STUMP GRINDING SERVICE

Now that the tree has been removed, the stump is next to go.

 
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Paint the Electrical Box and Meter at Kings / Queens

WAITING FOR ALAMEDA POWER TO ACT

As part of the landscaping committee's efforts to maintain and beautify our common area, two committee members, Bill and Kris Moore, painted the lattice that hides the CERT equipment at the corner of Kings and Queens. The also volunteered to paint the electrical box and meter stand. Alameda Municipal Power owns the electrical box and may paint it instead.

 
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Fertilize the Magnolia trees and Willow trees

UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR APRIL

From the walk through with Justin Van Horne:
Justin Van Horne fertilizes trees twice per year. Trees can be fertilized anytime between February and June. It is likely that our next fertilization will happen in April.

 
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Prune Tree across from 1371 / 1373 Crown

UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR FALL

At some point in the future, Justin Van Horne will prune just the dead branches as this tree helps obscure the neighboring apartment complex.

 
 

Tree Replacement In Areas Where Trees Were Removed

PLANNED FOR PHASE 1 OF THE DRIP CONVERSION PROJECT

Water restrictions are in place to limit watering to twice per week. Newly planted trees need more watering than twice per week. The committee is waiting to see if the 2016 El Niño rains are sufficient to allow us to return to a regular watering schedule.

  • When working with EBRPD (who is acquiring the adjacent federal property) or EBMUD (water-related rebates), native California plants and trees are preferred.
  • Despite this, the Podocarpus tree, which is not native, does well in Crown Harbor. These are planted at the front, in between the Sunup/Sundown parking signs.

Plan

  • Plant Podocarpus trees on our property for all 3 locations.
  • Successful tree growth depends on proper planting and water.
  • Dig out the area properly and install a drip system prior to planting.
  • This work will be scheduled for January which is a conducive time for new tree planting.
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Across from 1375/1377 Crown Drive

Unfortunately this open space presents a view of the roof of the pool house for the adjacent apartment complex.

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Across from 566 Kings Road

The area on the corner of Kings and Queens has been a long delayed much needed project. It has been very difficult to move ahead because of the property line issues. At one point, the property belonged to the Federal Government and was run by its General Services Administration (GSA). When they put in the new fence, they honored their real property line along Queens but then decided to honor the old fence line along Kings. The Board had meetings to resolve the issue and had a tentative agreement that the Association would provide landscaping to the area. The GSA demanded that landscape architects to draft a plan. Of course. They then sold their property to East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD). Now the question before us and the Board is "Do we honor the fence or the legal deed when we make our plans?" Even if we honor the fence, the association still need to work with EBRPD for their approval. They would most likely want native plants. If we honor the deeded property line, we can plant the screening trees we would like. We would have to remember, that after the rash of robberies along Kings, we would need to limit screening. A rough estimate for the cost for trees would be at least 4 times the cost of the median strip.

We will reach out to EBRPD to see if they plan on moving the fence.

From Dave Eck:
It is just not the tree replacement across from 566 Kings that is important. It is the that whole area along Kings where we had to remove the dying beetle infested pines, the dying hopseeds, and the dead acacias. We also removed all of the low lying shrubbery because of the crime spree. Replacement trees in the big holes that were left would be my priority one. The ugly scene looking across from those residential units reduces their property values. I would suggest 5 for 6 evergreens for now, with an eventual goal of property line resolution, and a complete landscape plan for the area. I would consider using Podocarpus trees like the ones out front by the apartments. They have handled the abuse of the last couple of years and are fast growers. Maybe Encinal and their planter person could take care of it.

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Tree Replacement In Areas Where Trees Were Removed

UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PHASE 2 OF THE DRIP CONVERSION PROJECT

Across from 554 Queens Road

This open space has trees that may help fill in the gap. Regardless, the committee could spruce up the wooden planter box.

From Dave Eck:
That corner has really fallen apart. The two memorial trees that were planted have been in big trouble. One is dead, and the other has lost all of its leaves and is on the way out? They were not the best choice to plant and could not handle the minimal watering and poor soil. That very visible corner needs a redo.

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Replace Fallen Tree on Queens

Across from 548 Queens Road

From Roseanne DiSandro:
The whole path along Queens at one time had been trees but quite a few were removed because of sickness. My site line is now apartments and their laundry on the balcony. I would like to have something planted quickly so by spring I see green again.

 
 

Lawn Area Remediation

COMPLETED

There are large spots of the lawn areas that are in real trouble.

  • Cagwin & Dorward aerated both the Queens Horseshoe and the Kings Horseshoe in June.
  • They also fertilized at the same time.
  • The lawn sprinklers on the Queens Horseshoe were mis-set at 80% instead of 100% flow. This was corrected in June.
  • As of July 1, the watering schedule has been increased to 3 times per week.

UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR NOVEMBER

There are large spots of the lawn areas that could be reseeded or replaced with xeriscape.

  • The new seeding runs about $0.25 per sq. ft.
  • In the early fall, possibly November, we will ask Cagwin & Dorward for a bid to reseed the dead areas.

FUTURE

A follow-up option is to take those fairly small areas and do some xeriscape plantings like those out front. We would keep them low to avoid impacting anyone's view. We will investigate how expensive it would be for a landscape architect to draw up some plans for the horseshoes.

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Queens Horseshoe

The oval for Queens has several large areas that are really not lawn anymore. The lawn pathway area midway down towards Crown has gotten really bad looking.

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Kings Horseshoe

The Kings oval is hanging in there and should perk up with more water.

 

Landscaping Committee Completed Projects

The committee had several projects that were completed in 2017 and projects completed in prior years.

 
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Remove Fallen Tree on Queens

COMPLETED

From Roseanne DiSandro:
Two minutes ago, a huge limb fell off the tree across from our house. Just like that. Help. It all also needs to be replaced. There is a 12 foot gap and o have a view of 4 apartment living rooms.

From Dave Eck:
When I came in Juan said had asked to have it checked. Per that request, I did go by and it really needs out. It is blocking s segment of one lane on the street. So I told him to move ahead and clean it up. It will be a fairly big job for the guys, but let's make sure they get than done even if other things have to be put on hold or they have to work late.

From Roseanne DiSandro:
Javier: Thank you for removing the giant limb from the street! It is greatly appreciated.

 
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Trim Pine Tree at Entrance

NO ACTION REQUIRED

From Cheryl Saxton:
The pine tree at the entryway drive way (coming into the complex from Central first tree on right), is leaning over, looks like the guide wires broke.

Though crooked in shape, the tree is perfectly healthy. No action is needed.

 
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Remove Large Fallen Branch from Crab Cove Entrance

COMPLETED

From Bill & Kris Moore:
There is a large (about 12 to 14 inch at base, about 30 feet long) limb down on the last tree, bay side of our walk at entrance gate to crab cove. It looks like nothing got damaged, but the walk path is definitely blocked for any type travel. You can walk around onto Kings to get by. Emergency vehicles can still get in by driving over the top part of the limb.

From Justin Van Horne:
Let's plan to get this done Monday. I have had several other semi-emergency tree failures over the weekend. Scott, can you approve a not to exceed rate of $1200. I will charge you t&m (time and mileage) portal to portal and get it done asap Monday.

From Scott Sheppard:
Approved.

 
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Remove Fallen Trees on Crown Drive

COMPLETED

From Gene McDermott:
A large tree fell across Crown between Queens and the gate; vehicle passage was restricted. Sean and I went out and lopped off the tips of some of the branches opening the passage by about 4 feet. Passage is now easier, and the trash trucks should be able to get in and out. We checked; there is no car under the tree. The two-trunked tree is from Crown Harbor Side of the fence, but the root ball pulled up the fence next to the apartments. Passage is still limited to one way. Please be careful of oncoming traffic.

The emergency $2,100 bid was approved.

 
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Remove Two Stumps from Fallen Trees on Crown Drive

COMPLETED

The tree was removed on January 20, 2017. The stump may need to be removed before the fence repair.

Normally we at Crown Harbor wait until we have several stumps to be removed before contacting you; however, we had two trees along Crown Drive fall. We had them removed. Unfortunately, the fall damaged our fence. We have requests for proposals out for the fence repair. It would be ideal if you could remove the stumps before the fence repair starts. There is some urgency to the fence repair as the fence is adjacent to the neighboring apartment complex. Do you have time in your schedule to give us a quote and perform the work?

This $400 bid was approved.

 
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Trim Trees by No Parking Signs

COMPLETED

From Dave Eck:
Javier went ahead and lifted up the bottom branches on the Podocarpus trees out front by the apartments to further open up the no parking signs. It was a good thing. Juan told me there were some encampments under the trees. That find would maybe explain why there seems to have been an inordinate amount of trash along the curb. We had the same thing happen along Queens and Kings and that resulted in a similar pruning lifting the lower branches up a few feet. We did it for the residents who like to walk their dogs and/or themselves at night. I was not expecting such a quick reaction from Javier to our email exchange. I do think have them pruned was a good idea.

 
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Remove stakes and cables from Podocarpus trees at entrance

COMPLETED

From the walk through with Justin Van Horne:
The tree was evaluated at the request of Cheryl Saxton. Though it has grown crooked, it is healthy. The stakes attached to it no longer provide support, so they can be removed.

Scott cleared some low branches and removed the stakes.

 
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Trim Tree at 572 Kings

COMPLETED

From Nancy Pace:
I would like to request that the tree that grows over every year and obscures the sight lines from the upper bedroom of my home be pruned. I wish I could have the same view that I had when I purchased the home in 2003, but that does not seem possible. I have paid for pruning myself in the past, and the HOA has pruned this tree as well. However, the tree grows back rather quickly, and I would like to have it pruned again, if possible.

Though our tree policy precludes topping, which would restore the upper balcony view, Justin Van Horne indicated that he could reduce the foliage, i.e., "poke some holes," that would help maintain the health of this heritage tree.

This $375 proposal [item 2] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Trim Lower Branch on Eucalyptus Tree behind 1314 Crown

COMPLETED

From Sandra Quist:
Although the Eucalyptus trees on the Kings Road side of the horseshoe have received some trimming over the years — some of the Eucalyptus on the opposite side (the Crown Drive side) have grown quite large. I have a very nice view of the Bay from my upper balcony. The view has been shrinking over the last several years as the lowest branch of the Eucalyptus at 1314 Crown has grown outward and is quite large — obstructing the view. If something can be done to correct this issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Justin Van Horne will do some vista pruning on the tree to improve visibility. Scott Sheppard will verify with Sandra Quist that the branches that Justin intends to remove will satisfy Sandra's request. During the walk through, Scott and Justin looked at the tree behind 1310 Crown but Sandy requested the tree behind 1314 Crown. So we should trim both.

This $485 proposal [item 3] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Remove Cedar Tree at 541 Kings

COMPLETED

This tree was discussed at length at the November 22, 2016 Landscaping Committee meeting. As its appearance provides no value, and it is not a Heritage tree, consensus was reached to have the tree removed rather than continuing to spend Association money to have it pruned. Drop-crotching would not have solved this issue.

Justin Van Horne agreed that its odd shape, and that it is not a heritage tree, makes it OK for removal.

This $125 proposal [item 4] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Prune Tree behind 1327 Crown

COMPLETED

From Carol Ansley:
I would like to request that the tree next to my front/pathway patio be pruned. A friend was over last week and commented on what a great view I have. I pulled up the blinds in the master sitting area and discovered the view is totally gone! It's been a couple of years since its last pruning and it has really grown up and out. I would really appreciate getting as soon as it can be done.

Justin Van Horne can trim the lower one-third of the tree and shape the top. The overall volume reduction should help restore the view.

This $285 proposal [item 5] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Prune Tree by 541/545 Kings

COMPLETED

From Bill & Kris Moore:
Please add a trim to the bottle brush between Randy and Cheryll and our home to the trim/prune list. I emailed Cheryll as they are gone for at least another month, and she wants it done.

Justin Van Horne will do some vista pruning on the bottle brush to restore its shape.

This $165 proposal [item 6] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Remove dead tree between 540/542 Queens and the apartment complex

COMPLETED

From Bill & Kris Moore:
There are two large (one is like 20ft) high up dead limbs on a tree between 540/542 Queens and the apartment complex.

Though this was a trimming request, Justin Van Horne noted that the tree is dying and will not make it until Fall. He recommended that we remove it. He also noted that the small trees immediately adjacent to the tree may suffer minor damage as part of the removal process.

This $2,640 proposal [item 7] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Remove dead tree/large shrub to the right side of the public path just as you enter the gate off of Central

COMPLETED

From Bill & Kris Moore:
The tree/large shrub to the right side of the public path just as you enter the gate off of Central still looks to have some dead stuff...since this is the time to cut, maybe Justin would look at that too and see what he thinks could be done.

Though we have tried trimming the tree over the years to restore it, it has run out of time and will never get better. Justin Van Horne recommended removing it.

This $195 proposal [item 8] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Clean up the Oak at the Front Entrance

COMPLETED

From the walk through with Justin Van Horne:
The Oak at the front entrance could use some pruning. As it is part of the front entrance, having it look its best helps shape passer-by's impression of Crown Harbor.

This $330 proposal [item 9] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Remove dead branches from Alders at Front Entrance

COMPLETED

From the walk through with Justin Van Horne:
The health and longevity of the Alder trees at the front entrance could be improved with pruning.

This $285 proposal [item 10] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Remove dead wood on top branches on tree across from front yard of 1303 Crown

COMPLETED

From the walk through with Justin Van Horne:
This tree is starting to die like the one that was removed from along the path. Removing the dead material will help extend its life.

This $185 proposal [item 11] was approved at the January 23, 2017 board meeting.

 
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Remove Broken Trunk and Pile of Limbs near 566 Kings

COMPLETED

From David Eck:
I was out for a walk and ran into Kris and Bill. They had noticed a large broken branch across of Barbara Bolton's place. It is way back against the eastern GSA fence. I looked at it and it not seem be a risk, but we have been keeping the area lifted off the ground so we do not get "campers." Bill and I talked about removing it, but when I saw it, it is lots of branches and wood to dispose of. If we have more tree pruning scheduled, I would recommend that we get it added to the list. It is also possible the regular crew could do it. It seems to be under the 8 ft. restriction. It is too bad we did not catch it for this morning. There was a large crew on site.

From Valerie Boone:
It appears that there is always something! Today I noticed that the flowering Eucalyptus outside our house, although nicely shaped is touching the roof quite significantly. List for next time? No rush! I am really enjoying phase 2 coming to life. Great idea! The whole place is looking much, much better. Everyone is doing a great job.

From Bill Moore:
Kris & I went out and cut off the broken branch and left it in a pile, across from 566 Kings. Hopefully the Friday crew will haul it away. The broken trunk looks kind of bad, my chainsaws are up in the foothills and don't plan on going there for a week or so. Will bring one back and keep it here for next time.


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