As you are aware the Leyland Cypress trees are dying throughout the community. With this in mind, the GCA is removing and replanting those trees which belong to us in the Common Areas of the community. For us as owners we need to be diligent as we add plantings to our property and might wish to investigate other similar trees.

During a conversation with Snow’s Garden Center, their representative stated that people are still wanting to plant the trees knowing that they might well develop disease as they grow. The suggestion was to choose Red Cedar, Green Giant Arborvitae, or Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar). If you are a new home owner, you might want to discuss the landscape decisions with your builder with this information in mind. We as a board cannot tell the home owner what to plant, but only make you aware of general information.