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Fvstringpicker
03-03-2006, 11:27 PM
I'm in somewhat of a mess. I won a bid to keep up the three entrences to a sub-division. Part of the bid is pruning the crepe myrtle trees around the entrences to the subdivision. It turn out that some and maybe all the crepe myrtles are on city right of way. The city has a tree ordinance that makes it illegal to cut, in any manner, trees on right of way without a permit. You have to be an arborist to get the permit. I didn't pick up on this law until the city sent all landscaping companies a copy of the ordinance after a landscaper got fined a few weeks ago for pruning on right of way. I got my copy today. The President of the homeowners assoc. swears its ok because "the guy trimmed them last year". How would you handle this? Do I need to just pull out?

sheshovel
03-03-2006, 11:42 PM
Show the guy a copy of what you recieved from the city and explain..take the tree's out of the bid or become a certified Arborist

CAG
03-04-2006, 12:10 AM
whats the amount of the fine and is it strictly enforced??

befnme
03-04-2006, 02:19 AM
Show the guy a copy of what you recieved from the city and explain..take the tree's out of the bid or become a certified Arborist


yeh what she said ^^^^^^^^^^

Brianslawn
03-04-2006, 02:22 AM
sub the trimming out to some mow joe!

S man
03-04-2006, 02:25 AM
I wouldn't screw with trees without the credentials. Take a arborist test.

Steve LawnWorks
03-05-2006, 05:43 PM
That would be crape myrtle :)

topdog
03-05-2006, 06:21 PM
sub it out to an arborist.

WildLake
03-05-2006, 06:32 PM
Many crape myrtles are considered shrubs rather than trees. I would just trim them if they're not obviously trees.

Green-Pro
03-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Sub it out was my first thought also.

befnme
03-05-2006, 07:57 PM
That would be crape myrtle :)

actualy it can go either way .:dizzy:

grass-scapes
03-06-2006, 11:20 AM
you can get your Crepes at Ihop. If the city said don't mess with them, then don't mess with them. If you have a contract, it should state that you will perform your obligations while adhering to local regulations or something to that effect. That should cover you, since you showed the letter from the city to the association.

kleankutslawn
03-06-2006, 01:19 PM
keep us posted on the outcome