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Old 11-26-2018, 11:24 AM
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:32 PM
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I suspect the OP needs a hobby other than trying to pick apart stuff that doesn't matter to most of us. I know very few people that haven't changed their landscaping since they moved here. If you are bored and are a certified inspector, which means you know your way around this stuff, why not see if they have a job for you since I believe you believe you are providing a service.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:51 PM
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I post to help the silent majority that benefit from reading this post, and Florida. My Florida. If you don't truly care about the REAL Florida. The wildlife, the FLORA, the future natives and immigrants that will live here when we are long gone, I won't answer you again. And yea, your easy to pick out.

What matters to you may not be what matters to others. What is important to the State of Florida, is that we don't clear cut the whole state to build houses, replanting trees and shrubs foreign to the native wildlife. The State passed laws 2 decades ago to assure this didn't happen.
A combination of ignorance, laziness and greed from governing agencies and agents... to the sub contractors paid to plant the landscapes are not only cheating the home owners out of what they paid for, but cheating Florida's native species out of existence someday. I already know that some of you have made calls to ARC, Lake and Sumter Co concerning this subject. I don't see changes to the status quo without going to Tallahasee. This little post will not change anything, but maybe open a few eyes that actually care about this state as something more than a place to spray bug poison on your personal 1/10 an acre 4x a year.

Lake Co has a pretty solid law in place, but the FACT is, they don't care, and don't enforce it. There are people in Tallahasee I have spoken with , and when I retire, I will have the extra time to get on my soap box up there and hope to enact real changes to protect my home state. As for now I barely have time to work 5 and fish 2.

In reply to the few, and in conclusion, I have never been bored in my life.

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Old 11-26-2018, 04:22 PM
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:53 PM
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:11 PM
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I post to help the silent majority that benefit from reading this post, and Florida. My Florida. If you don't truly care about the REAL Florida. The wildlife, the FLORA, the future natives and immigrants that will live here when we are long gone, I won't answer you again. And yea, your easy to pick out.

What matters to you may not be what matters to others. What is important to the State of Florida, is that we don't clear cut the whole state to build houses, replanting trees and shrubs foreign to the native wildlife. The State passed laws 2 decades ago to assure this didn't happen.
A combination of ignorance, laziness and greed from governing agencies and agents... to the sub contractors paid to plant the landscapes are not only cheating the home owners out of what they paid for, but cheating Florida's native species out of existence someday.................
Would you recommend against my desire to include several Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush plants in my landscaping plan?
They are highly recommended by many gardening sites for our central Florida climate zone.
However, i can't find this plant/shrub on the Univ of Fla list of native plants and shrubs. Other plant list sites say the various bottlebrush plants and trees are either "not native to North America" or are "native to Australia".
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:11 PM
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I read the STATE and the Sumter code for new home landscaping, specific to the tree/s required. The County code seems to mimic the State codes. Here is what I see in The Villages.

The builder provided trees are NOT to CODE.

The require trunk size seems to be severely lacking for the most part AND the trees are supposed to be Florida NATIVES, NOT Florida friendly.... NATIVE. NOT Crepe Myrtle, NOT any Magnolia except SOUTHERN magnolia (not a southern magnolia found ANYWHERE) , NOT about 20% of the holly trees I see.

I thought the ARC would be making sure I started out with a landscape that was up to State and County codes since I certainly PAID for a tree up to code and the ARC REQUIRES me to keep my "code" tree or replace it with another up to code tree when I make changes.

Is the person inspecting the new home landscape and required "code" tree incompetent, or on the take? Maybe the building inspector knows more about building codes than the required tree, but after years and tens of 1000s of planted trees, someone needed to say something, and someone needs to start doing their job.
In both homes here, the plantings from the builder survived all freezing spells and droughts and heat. I think that the foundation plantings that come WITH new homes are excellent choices. They are placed with color and size in mind and if people would wait 18 months, few would replace them...……………………... AND.....I agree with CW
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:53 PM
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It would be an interesting case to follow if a homeowner needed ARC permission to remove a tree that, according to county, state or municipal law, shouldn't have been planted in the first place.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:27 AM
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Little John B/brush is an excellent choice. This post, and my opinion , is about planting a single native tree of minimum size and in good health, as required by statute and contract at every home.

The foundation plantings score high on the cold hardy list. Horrible choices on the low maintenance and Lots of blooms score card. Some would bloom heavily a month or 2 per year if left to grow unchecked. Loropetalum planted under 30 inch window sills is plain stupid from any good landscape designer's view. The Contractor provided landscapes has hardy plants, but the designs are hectic and hodge podge , and a lack of forethought by the layouts is apparent and rampant.

queasy, I am saying that happens. That State (and probably contract) requirements are being ignored, and the ARC is requiring permission be granted to remove, and mandating replacement with a tree that meets requirements the original tree did not meet.

When an answer is required, Is it worse that a person lie to be humble ...or brag by telling the truth?
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:02 PM
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I read the STATE and the Sumter code for new home landscaping, specific to the tree/s required. The County code seems to mimic the State codes. Here is what I see in The Villages.

The builder provided trees are NOT to CODE.

The require trunk size seems to be severely lacking for the most part AND the trees are supposed to be Florida NATIVES, NOT Florida friendly.... NATIVE. NOT Crepe Myrtle, NOT any Magnolia except SOUTHERN magnolia (not a southern magnolia found ANYWHERE) , NOT about 20% of the holly trees I see.

I thought the ARC would be making sure I started out with a landscape that was up to State and County codes since I certainly PAID for a tree up to code and the ARC REQUIRES me to keep my "code" tree or replace it with another up to code tree when I make changes.

Is the person inspecting the new home landscape and required "code" tree incompetent, or on the take? Maybe the building inspector knows more about building codes than the required tree, but after years and tens of 1000s of planted trees, someone needed to say something, and someone needs to start doing their job.
I think you should go to the people responsible for these decisions....and face them with your outlandish accusations. In particular the "on the take" should get a response.Rather than posting on a social medial site!
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