Hazardous Tree Maintenance Winter 2009

ImageAt the December 2007 Glenmore Woods Homeowners meeting, the board approved the remediation of trees that pose a safety concern in the common areas. The remediation was to be done by Bartlett Tree Experts. This was to be completed over 2 winters. There is only 2 month period where Oaks can be worked on, February and March. Last year we completed the first phase in February 2008. Bartlett will complete our hazardous tree remediation in February or March 2009 depending on the weather.
The work to be performed by Bartlett Tree Experts includes maintenance pruning according to the American National Standard Institute for Tree Care Operations (ANSI-A300). Clearing will include branches 1/2" in diameter and larger. The work also includes cabling trees that adjusted, as well as removing trees that cannot be maintained. 
 
When felling trees among healthy trees, Bartlett will do their best to find a path for the tree to fall that will create little or no damage to surrounding trees.  Sometimes it isn't completely possible, but they try hard to avoid damage to neighboring trees.
 
The trees will be cut about a foot from the ground for the first cut, then Bartlett will come back after the snow is gone and flush cut as close to the ground as possible. 
 
When they cut the trees down, they try to leave them as if nature had knocked them down.  If one comes to rest on another neighboring tree, they will leave it if doing so won't hurt that tree and there is no risk of it falling the rest of the way by itself. As was discussed in the homeowners meetings, the boards primary concern is safety. The expense to remove the fallen trees is not in line with the safety concerns we are trying to remediate at this point in time. The board's primary goals  are:

1. Safety
2. Preservation
3. Aesthetics 

The hazardous trees list we have budgeted for remediation in 2008 include the following: 
 
 

a. 17" oak #32 at 28647 Isleworth Court, back -- clean and install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

b. Bur oak #1165 Isleworth Court -- clean and install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

c. 20" oak #1167 at 28638 Isleworth Court, back -- clean.

d. 23" oak #1291 at 28622 Isleworth Court, back -- clean.

e. 24" oak #1290 at 28622 Isleworth Court, back -- clean.

f. 29" oak #1292 at 28622 Isleworth Court, back -- clean.

g. Pin oak # 1097 Isleworth Court, back -- clean and reduce.

h. Shagbark #1159 south of tree #31 -- install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

i. Bur oak #1113 Isleworth Court, back -- clean.

j. 15" red oak #1375 at 28570 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean.

k. 55" oak #1561 28570 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean and install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

l. 22" oak #1568 at 28550 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean.

m. 21" oak #1583 at 28540 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean.

n. Double-stem oak #1580 at 28540 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean.

o. Bur oak #1594 at Oakhaven Court, back -- clean.

p. 27" oak #1595 at 28530 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean and reduce to help prevent tree failure.

q. 26" ash #37 at 285390 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean and reduce to help prevent tree failure.

r. Double-stem ash #1629 at 28530 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean and install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

s. 12" ash #38 at 28520 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean and reduce to prevent tree failure.

t. 24" cottonwood #35 at 28515 Oakhaven Court -- clean and reduce to help prevent tree failure.

u. 18" ash NW of tree #38 Oakhaven Court, back -- clean.

v. Two-stem ash east of tree #35 Oakhaven Court, back -- prune storm damage.

w. 13" red oak #21 at 28595 Windmere Court -- clean.

x. 19" red oak #1273 at 28624 Windmere Court, back -- clean.

y. Shagbark hickory #1272 Windmere Court, back -- install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

z. Two-stem shagbark hickory (no number), north of #1273 -- install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.

aa. Red oak #21 back of Windmere Court -- clean.

bb. Dead 13" pin oak south of Windmere Court along Ashford Drive --

take down and remove. Leave low stump.

cc. Double-stem hickory #1279 at 28624 Windmere Court, back -- install (1) steel support cable.

dd. 13" red oak #57 at 28663 Braeloch Court, back -- clean.

ee. 13" hickory #1110 at 28663 Braelock Court, back -- install (1) steel support cable to reinforce main crotch.


If anyone has any questions or concerns about the tree maintenance, please contact one of the board members or Sarah McMaster. Contact information is on the Contact Us section at www.glenmorewoods.org
 
 
 
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