Please be sure you have submitted a completed Design Review Request (to include the "DRR" form, images of the tree/location, and also the specification on the proposed replacement tree) via your online homeowner portal for Modification's review and approval before initiating work. The modification request process is outlined at https://www.pcva.org/submit-a-design-review-request.html.
The following Community Guidelines (https://www.pcva.org/uploads/7/8/8/7/78875826/pcva_community_guidelines_august_20_2020__1_.pdf) sections will be helpful to you in your tree project:
- 4.13.3 Minimum Plant Material Sizes (replacement trees should be at least 2" caliper (trunk girth) for deciduous varieties and 5-foot height for all evergreen tree varieties)
- 4.13.4 Plant Material Selection (please select a tree from the Pine Creek Plant Pallette as your replacement tree)
- 4.13.7 Street Tree Landscape and Parkways(there are specific details that apply to "street trees" or the trees along the sidewalk of a property opposed to trees within the front or backyard)
- 4.13.8 Front Yard Landscape (if you are planning to remove a tree from your yard and propose to not replace it, please ensure that your yard will still meet the guidelines on the minimum planting requirements in Pine Creek)