Wekiva Hunt Club Community Association










CHAPTER 18 - TREE REMOVAL  

18.01 BASIS AND PURPOSE OF RULE:  

The Master Declaration, and all Supplemental Declarations provide for the removal of trees in the following fashion:    

Trees. No large trees measuring six inches (6") or more in diameter at ground level may be removed without the written approval of the Association unless located within ten (10) feet of the main dwelling or accessory building or within ten (10) feet of the approved site for such building 

The purpose of this rule is to set forth the standards to follow in order to implement this declaration provision.  

18.02 PERMITS:  

The approval process for the removal of any tree shall be as follows:  

A. WHEN PERMIT NOT REQUIRED: No permit nor approval is required when a tree to be removed is located within ten (10) feet of the main dwelling or accessory building or within ten (10) feet of the approved site for such building, regardless of the size of the tree.  

B. WHEN PERMIT REQUIRED: In all cases other than that described in A above, a tree removal permit must be obtained from the ACC whenever a tree that exceeds six inches (6") in diameter at ground level is to be removed from any lot.

  18.03 WHEN PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED:  

Tree removal permits will only be granted if the applicant can establish, to the satisfaction of the ACC, that one of the following circumstances exist:  

A. The tree is diseased, injured, or in danger of falling;  

B. The tree is so close to an existing or proposed structure that it will endanger such structure, interfere with utility service, or create an unsafe vision clearance.  

18.04 CONDITION OF APPROVAL:  

A.         As a condition of the granting of a permit, the applicant may be required to relocate the tree being removed to another location on the same lot or may be required to replace the tree being removed with another tree of a type listed on attached Exhibit "A".

B.         The applicant will be required to remove all tree stumps of trees measuring six inches (6”) or more in diameter at ground level to a minimum of two inches (2”) below final ground surface.  Bare areas shall be covered by appropriate materials in order to match existing ground cover.

As a condition of the granting of a permit, the applicant may be required to relocate the tree being removed to another location on the same lot or may be required to replace the tree being removed with another tree of a type listed on attached Exhibit "A".  

18.05 APPEAL RIGHTS:  

Any applicant who is aggrieved by decision of the ACC, either as to the removal of the tree(s) or the replacement of the same, may appeal the decision to the full Board, who has the right to uphold, reverse or amend the decision of the ACC.  

18.06 OTHER RESTRICTIONS:  

In addition to the above, it will be the responsibility of any person who wishes to remove a tree to ensure that they have complied with all other tree removal restrictions. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, governmental requirements and restrictions which may exist in sub-area declarations.  

09/20/93 EXHIBIT A  

(1) Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)  

(2) Pine (Pinus species);  

(3) Live oak (Quercus virginiana);  

(4) Laurel oak (Quercus laurifolia);  

(5) Water oak (Quercus nigra);  

(6) Red maple (Acer rubum);  

(7) Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua);  

(8) Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis);  

(9) Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera);  

(10) Golden rain tree (Koelreuteria formosana);  

(11) Campher (Cinnamomum camphora);  

(12) Cypress (Taxodium species);  

(13) Slash pine (Pinus elliotti);  

(14) Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora);  

(15) American holly (Ilex opaca);  

(16) Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine);  

(17) Cherry laurel (Prunus caroliniana);  

(18) Southern red cedar (Juniperus silicicola);  

(19) Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica);  

(20) Black cherry (Prunus serotina);

(21) Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum);  

(22) Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida);  

(23) Redbud (Cercis canadensis);

24) Chickasaw plum (Prunus angustifolia);  

(25) Jerusalem thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata);  

(26) Swamp tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica biflora);  

(27) Coast pignut hickory (Carya glabra migacarpa);  

(28) Pecan (Carya illinoensis);  

(29) Weeping willow (Salix app.);  

(30) Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginica);  

(31) Oak (Quercus species);  

(32) Loblolly bay (Gordonia lasianthus);  

(33) Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum);  

(34) Sweet viburnum (Viburnum odoratissimum);     

09/20/93
05/25/17