What is the status of the tree issue?

 

What is the status of the tree issue?

The San Elijo Hills Association created a tree committee and got the board to sign off on a new report from a brush management fire risk evaluator Firewise 2000. San Elijo Hills Association Board needs to now make its decision on the report, and then if any tree removal should take place, then they will be done because fire risk is being prioritized as the number one priority. San Elijo Hill’s has to keep fire risk at the top of the list when making decisions. The SEHA and the tree committee recognize that there may be other impacts from removing trees, including concern over privacy or aesthetics. However, it’s difficult to put privacy or aesthetics in front of protecting the safety of people’s home. Some home owners have had fire insurance canceled as a result of tree on common area slope (we suspect highly flammable pines) The board is sensitive to these other concerns, but a full plan as to how the issues will be resolved has not yet been fully developed. Generally SEH as a community, the majority of slopes have minor to no issues. So most people will not notice any appreciable visual change in our community. There are only pockets of areas that have concerns and they tend to be in the older parts of SEH (see the attachment). This is what the board is now quantifying so they can make some decisions.

What do you think SEH?

Here is the Firewise 2000 reports and summery

Tree Committee Report for Board Meeting June 10 final
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Firewise ReportSanElijo5 (5)
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Firewise ltr042008-1 (2)
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