All interior street trees located between the curb and the sidewalk are the property ogf, and responsibility of the lot owner. Every homeowner who has a street tree on their property is responsible to maintain these trees and replace them if necessary.
The original Scioto Reserve Subdivision Declarations called for only ‘Green Mountain Sugar Maples’ to be planted throughout the entire subdivision. However, throughout the development process, different builders were granted variances which allowed them to use different varieties of Maples as well as some Oaks in certain areas. While these variances should have been isolated to entire streets, there are a few areas throughout the community where both Oaks and Maples were planted side by side.
To account for this variance, in an attempt to maintain some sort of consistency, and in an effort to address the long-term aesthetics of the interior streets, the Master Association has decided that when a street tree is to be replaced, it must be replaced with an approved variety matching that of its neighboring street trees. The four approved varieties of Maples throughout the community are: Green Mountain Sugar Maple, Norway Green/Emerald Luster, Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple, Pacific Sunset Norway Maple. The approved varieties of Oaks are Shumar White Oaks and Red Oaks.
On streets where Oaks and Maples are planted side-by-side the replacement species and variety will be decided ultimately by the Design Review Board (DRB). The DRB will take homeowners request into consideration as well as any history regarding the health of the previous tree when making this decision.
(It should be noted that given the environmental conditions (high clay soils, high radiant heat from pavement, high salt, high winds, etc.) existing along interior streets, Autumn Blaze Maples have experienced the highest success rate after replacement.)