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Post Oak Trees

Date: August 27, 2019

The mature post oak trees located along the east side of the larger retention pond that runs along the west side of, and behind, residences on Pimlico Drive. Several oaks are located within the Association property near the retention pond. Several are located further east of the pond, within the residential back yards.

All post oaks observed are in a state of decline. The decline progression being variable among the trees, ranging from moderate to severe to dead. Please see the attached findings report from the reviewing arborist at North Texas Tree Specialists. Based on the observation, it was the arborists conclusion that the subject post oaks are declining and dying mainly due to the excessive amount of fill soil, and soil compaction in the vicinity of the trees. Contributing factors of decline include borer insect infestation in trees, and cultural issues such as too much irrigation water and regular use of herbicides within and uphill of root zones.

Please review the attached six (6) observations and eight (8) recommendations notated that will aid in slowing the decline and distress in the post oak tree(s). These post oak trees are irreplaceable. It is important to all homeowners and the Association that we do our best to slow the decline of these amazing trees. Following and implementing this process will require individual homeowner participation and cooperation, Most notably, recommendations # 1-5, & 8.

We kindly ask that each owner read and immediately begin to implement this new change in your individual yard and irrigation scheduled maintenance. For any questions, concerns, or inquiries, please visit the Association website www.steeplechaseranchhoa.com and follow the prompts to submit a web submission under the “Contact Us” tab.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Click here to download and read the Anderson, Cinnamon Post Oaks

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