(UPDATED 10.30.2010) If I would like to do any landscaping around my home, do I need approval?

Unit owners may design and maintain the landscaping in a five-foot radius around the perimeter of the unit, in keeping with the wooded, casual environment of the area. The Association maintains common areas but not plantings and landscaping in the owner’s five-foot radius. The Land Stewardship Committee (newly re-formed Sept. 2010) advises the Board of Directors on landscaping changes involving common areas. The Association will replace dead trees and shrubs as needed. Additional plantings are done at the unit owner's expense once approved by the Board of Directors. The Association will water common areas during the summer months, using unit owners’ hose connections, although we encourage residents to water trees and shrubs around their own units.