Tree Trimming Notice


Written by Judy

On November 16, 2022

Notice: Beginning Late Nov. – Roadside Tree Trimming Commences To Improve Driver Sightlines

Maintenance of LHCC’s community roadways is becoming a more urgent priority, and Smelser’s Tree Service, LLC has been retained to trim overgrowth along roadways within Lake Holiday. The goal is to improve driver sightlines, remove roadway growth intrusion and push growth behind drainage ditches.  

Major thoroughfares through the community are the first priority, and include West Masters, Lakeview, and Masters Drives, and Lake Holiday Road. Work is anticipated to begin in late Nov. and will continue periodically into 2023 to address other areas.

Roadways and approximately 15-20’ from the road’s surface are retained property, owned by LHCC, for the purpose of road and drainage maintenance, to include trimming. Retained property is 60’ wide on most roadways, except for Lake Shore Drive, where it is 50’ wide. However, the width of roadways and property along the sides of our roads varies from place to place.

What You Need to Know:

Cutback of growth above roadways will vary between 16-25’ in height, depending on how a limb has grown from its source tree.  

• Cutback of member-planted specimens will be in a manner that maintains the shape and health, but trimmed as far back as possible to expand driver sightlines.   

• Removal of small invasive trees will extend from the drainage ways to the top of the ditch lines.  

• Removal of large trees and/or diseased old growth will be addressed under a separate agreement. 

Smelser’s was selected based on their work history and conscientiousness of management and member concerns about aesthetics and ornamentals planted by association members. However, even appropriate trimming can result in the death of trees or bushes. Neither Smelser’s nor LHCC will be held responsible for any such loss as a result of this important maintenance on association-owned property.  

Traffic control will be provided by Smelser’s during operations. The company will notify management of its projected work dates and locations in advance so we can send work alerts via email, and official Facebook and web postings. 

Please be cautious and courteous when traveling through a work zone to ensure worker and vehicle safety. Your patience and understanding are appreciated. 

If you have questions or concerns, contact the office.

Mike Goodwin


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