Bent Tree Property Owners’ Association, Inc.
COVENANT COMPLIANCE: TREES
Our BENT TREE PROTECTIVE COVENANTS state: “Owners are responsible for prompt treatment or removal of trees infected by pine beetle or other insects which can kill trees within a year and might spread to adjacent trees and lots, and to reasonably contain any trees with slow parasitic growth such as mistletoe.”
infest a tree, nothing practical can be done to save that particular tree. Under epidemic or outbreak conditions, enough
beetles can emerge from an infested tree to kill about two same-sized trees the
following year.” (
In the case of a MPB tree, the Colorado Revised Statutes, Article 4, Title 35, Paragraph 35-4-107, state, “You must remove and destroy the tree(s) of concern no later than July 15th of the current year. Unfortunately, failure to comply could ultimately result in a lien being placed on your property by the County.” In addition, you could be subject to litigation by neighboring property owners for harboring a nuisance, and be fined by the BTPOA.
IT is recommended that diseased trees be removed in early Spring and no later than July 15th as the beetles can emerge in May.