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Old 03-09-2020, 05:02 PM
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Hi, so we have tried without success to get approval to remove an aging oak tree in our front yard. The roots are out of control lifting up the pavers and the driveway, with a real concern the roots will cause issues with the foundation not to mention the hurricane risk if/when the tree falls on the house.

I am now considering legal recourse or just getting it removed and accept the consequences. But .. what are those consequences? If it’s a fine then that may be acceptable vs the current problems and the potential of loosing our home due to a storm.

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Old 03-09-2020, 06:22 PM
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Are you saying ARC Did not approve to remove? Did they say why not? Don’t know what the fine would be if you don’t get permission.
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Old 03-09-2020, 07:02 PM
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Are you saying ARC Did not approve to remove? Did they say why not? Don’t know what the fine would be if you don’t get permission.
The just responded denying the application stating “the tree is healthy”
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:33 PM
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Hire Massey, the native, almost indestructible palm in my front yard, expired under their care.
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:12 AM
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Hi, so we have tried without success to get approval to remove an aging oak tree in our front yard. The roots are out of control lifting up the pavers and the driveway, with a real concern the roots will cause issues with the foundation not to mention the hurricane risk if/when the tree falls on the house.

I am now considering legal recourse or just getting it removed and accept the consequences. But .. what are those consequences? If it’s a fine then that may be acceptable vs the current problems and the potential of loosing our home due to a storm.

Thought?
Excellent question. You are not alone. I have a shot at a home that is not on the market but the Humongous Tree is absolutely a deal breaker. It has had no professional care in 30 years and is off the hook out of control and safety is the main thing! It is magnificent to look at but I down want to check out under a tree or battle limbs and leaves all year. That is the life we left behind.

I hope things work out favorably for you.
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:20 AM
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Get an engineers report that the tree is undermining your property and is a danger.

Or.

Find someone to cut it down to a two foot stump, and when confronted by the powers that be, just insist it was a heavy prune.

Oak tree roots spread is about 4-5 times the size of the canopy.
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:45 AM
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I took one down without permission. A noisy neighbor turned me in. I was threatened with a recurring $500 fine. After a meeting with the powers that be I was told that I would have to replace it with a canopy tree of my choice anywhere on my property. I planted a small magnolia in the rear of my yard.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:47 AM
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I recently had a very large oak tree removed and it was approved by ARC. Hire a licensed arborist to look at the tree and write a report for the ARC. We got immediate approval. Call Matt Ray at AmeriTree Services 352-461-4890. He will handle the whole process. Good Luck.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:57 AM
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I recently had a very large oak tree removed and it was approved by ARC. Hire a licensed arborist to look at the tree and write a report for the ARC. We got immediate approval. Call Matt Ray at AmeriTree Services 352-461-4890. He will handle the whole process. Good Luck.
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I know this is for an oak tree and they are protected, but I had a 35' magnolia tree from my villa back yard. I had called the Villages and they told me to check for a certified arborist online. I found Tree Frog Tree Company and they came out and gave me an estimate. They said it was no big deal for them to get permission because the roots were infringing on our house and foundation slab. They gave me a copy of the Villages approval when they came to take down the tree. They were incredible and were here at 9am and the tree was down and yard all cleaned up by 2. So if I were you I would call this company or another certified arborist and see what they have to say.
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Another aspect, we have a neighbor's tree whose roots are starting to undermine our lanai--we hire a company to use a stump cutter to remove some of the roots--this is a recurring problem--
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You need to get a aborist to state that the tree must come down.
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we tried to get rid of our grass. no luck now I just turnd off all the water to the grass it will just go a way
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No approval, the tree stays.
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:51 AM
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That’s a sure way to get a recurring fine from The Villages. Better read your CCRs.
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