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Old 11-01-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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Seven Oaks neighborhood in Pasco to cut down 2,000 oaks | TBO.com

I wish our community would do the same!

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:35 AM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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Are you serious? WHY????
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:17 AM
 
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To save our sidewalk and street from getting cracks, etc. these trees are growing so fast and our entire street is trimming them every couple of months to keep them small...

We already received letters from USPS to cut them or they would not deliver the mail and that was within 4 years of moving into a brand new home with new small planted oak trees.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:25 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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To save our sidewalk and street from getting cracks, etc. these trees are growing so fast and our entire street is trimming them every couple of months to keep them small...

We already received letters from USPS to cut them or they would not deliver the mail and that was within 4 years of moving into a brand new home with new small planted oak trees.
Interesting that the Post Office would be involved. We have large and old (50+ years) elms pushing parts of sidewalk up in our area but it adds character and shade. I would scream if they wanted to cut those down.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:19 AM
 
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I wish builders would be held responsible for damage caused by those cheap ass trash oaks they plant everywhere. The ones in our neighborhood are around 25 years old now and have been tearing up sidewalks, driveways, and plumbing for years. I had 2 of them removed from my yard earlier this year. Anyone planning on living in the Seven Oaks community long term should be very thankful of this.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Yeah! Less tress! Great idea! Who needs shade or oxygen here in Florida? I love a bare, bare yard.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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We have the same issue in our subdivision. The HOA is requiring home owners that have sidewalks pushed up by the roots of these Oaks to have that section replaced. It has angered some. I cut the roots out that have grown under the sidewalk.
I would be more than happy to replace the Oak with a different type of tree. The Oaks bring some character that I like but the damage they do is not worth it.
Marie - The problem with these Oaks pushing up the sidwalk and cracking it is that it now becomes a Safety issue. That 8 year old on their bike hits that, falls over and hurts themselves, YOU the homeowner are responsible. If we really wanted no shade, we would have moved out West. LOL about the Oxygen comment.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Are they going to rip out all of the Oaks throughout the entire development? At that point it would make it a very unattractive place to live. Or are they just doing the trees near the neighborhood streets.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Just moving the Oaks in the easement so the sidewalks will not get damaged and move them to places close to ponds, etc.

Very smart decision!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me rules regarding fences for Seven Oaks? What is allowed you backyard faces preserve or pond or wetland views?
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