Evaluating Street Tree Removals

An inventory of Sharpley street trees is conducted 2-3 times a year. These inventories are completed in the spring and summer when the trees have "leafed" and a more accurate assessment of tree health can be determined.

Street tree work is prioritized.  Trees posing safety concerns will be addressed first. Trees are then graded depending on the severity of the tree’s health.

***Homeowners with unpaid dues will not be eligible to receive tree work.***

Choosing New Street Tree Plantings

Street trees slated for replacement will be replaced following the guidelines that have been established for species and species location by the tree committee. Trees planted before the establishment of the Street Tree Committee may not have followed the guidelines outlined below.

 

Species Guidelines

 

To maintain continuity of Sharpley’s tree canopy, trees that meet the criteria below will be considered:

  • ultimate height of approximately 60 feet

  • disease tolerance

  • sidewalk friendly

  • non-seed producing

  • native to the area

  • fall color continuity

  • aesthetic continuity

  • drought tolerance

  • non-flowering

 

Location Guidelines

To protect against potential disease negatively affecting large areas of the neighborhood, new plantings will reflect a diversity of species. We work with arborists to determine species that make sense, but still match our species criteria.