The board has decided that anybody wishing to plant trees or hedges on the property first seek board approval. The rationale for this is that once planted residents assume that all future maintenance will be at the company’s expense. This can sometimes be a problem when units change hands. Also certain trees have extensive root systems that can cause damage to property. Finally there are numerous electrical, TV and plumbing lines around the property and we want to avoid disruption to service for other people. It is not our intent to prevent beautification, but rather to be sure we do not end up with longer term problems.