Our Trees are Heavily Impacted by the Drought
Posted on Aug 1st, 2011
OUR TREES ARE HEAVILY IMPACTED BY THE DROUGHT. ATS (Arboricare Tree Service) is the company you will be seeing around the village within the next few weeks. As you have probably noticed, many of our trees have died. Those trees that are a hazard will be cut down. Where possible the trees will lay where they fall, if they are within the wooded greenbelt. This helps the ecology and provides cover for the wildlife. In a few instances, we hope to top the tree to a safe distance in order to have a WOODPECKER pole.
Kenny Robinson, owner of ATS, is a certified arborist and is making suggestions on how we can help our trees survive until the rain starts. WHILE WALKING ALONG THE TRAILS, PLEASE TAKE CARE. THESE TREES CAN FALL AT ANY TIME. WE’RE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN TO HAVE THEM CUT DOWN. Kenny also said that he has seen instances of seemingly healthy trees turning completely brown within a matter of a few weeks. Bottom line, this may not be the only major cut of our trees that will be done.
Be assured, that your safety is our number one concern. Kings River Trail Association will be addressing the trees along Kings Parkway and West Lake Houston Parkway.
We sent a letter to the attorneys for Pinehurst Trail Holdings advising them of the trees we identified on their property that are dead. Here is their response:
"We are in receipt of your letter dated July 25, 2011, reporting concerns of hazardous, dead trees on property owned by Pinehurst Trail Holdings, LLC ("Pinehurst"). Please provide the name and contact information of the certified arborist with whom the Kings River Trail Association ("KRTA"/"Association") has consulted on this matter, so we can make arrangements to meet them on-site. Also, please forward any written reports that the arborist may have prepared regarding this matter to my attention. In the mean time, please request that KRTA immediately advise all members of the Association to avoid such areas that are alleged to have such hazardous conditions. Additionally, please instruct KRTA to kindly remind all members that land owned by PTH is private property and not open for pedestrian or vehicular access. Thank you for your attention and cooperation in this matter."