Need advise

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fvstringpicker, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,670

    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?
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    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
  3. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 344

    whats the amount of the fine and is it strictly enforced??
  4. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    yeh what she said ^^^^^^^^^^
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,002

    sub the trimming out to some mow joe!
  6. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I wouldn't screw with trees without the credentials. Take a arborist test.
  7. Steve LawnWorks

    Steve LawnWorks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    That would be crape myrtle :)
  8. topdog

    topdog LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 205

    sub it out to an arborist.
  9. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Many crape myrtles are considered shrubs rather than trees. I would just trim them if they're not obviously trees.
  10. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Sub it out was my first thought also.

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