With the wet spring, many of the trees and shrubs have grown an extraordinary amount this year! This has resulted in many trees hanging well below the City of Lafayette’s regulation of 12′ above city streets, and 8′ above sidewalks.
Please take a look at the trees you own and check to see if they need to be trimmed up to meet the City’s Ordinance for sidewalk and street clearance.
MOST single family homes throughout the community have an Arborcultural Easement along the front/side of their property, between the fence and the sidewalk. Homeowners are reminded that the plants and trees located in the Arborcultural Easement are the individual homeowner’s responsibility to maintain/repair/replace. If tree limbs need limb lifting or have broken limbs within the Arborcultural Easement in front/beside a single family home, it is that owner’s responsibility to remove those limbs.
Privately owned trees that are not compliant with the regulation for street and sidewalk clearance may receive enforcement letters.
Please be assured the HOA is identifying trees in the Common Areas that also need trimming up or removal of broken branches. The Association’s landscape maintenance crews continue to work their way through the community to resolve issues with Common Area trees and plants.