To: SeaScape Property Owners

 Community Reminder: Property Owner, Not Contractor, Bears Responsibility for Removal of Trees from Owner’s Property

 When removing trees from your property, please remember that it is your responsibility to request and receive approval from the SeaScape Landscape Committee. A “Tree Removal Form” that can be found on the community website, along with a sketch showing trees to be removed, should be submitted to either Carol Swoboda and Peter Lewis, Co-Chairs.

Residents often contract with tree service companies for trimming and/or removal of tree(s). While an unapproved action may eventually implicate the company, the property owner is not relieved of any responsibility for violations that occur on their property.

The SeaScape ACC requirements specify a fine of up to $1,000.00 per specimen tree plus replacement.

The SeaScape Rules and Regulations, Page 9 state that “no living tree, four (4) inches or more in diameter at a height of four (4) feet from the ground, nor any flowering tree, shall be removed without the prior approval of the SeaScape Landscape Committee, except such trees sustaining damage from a storm or high winds.

Violation of this rule is subject to a fine of up to $100.00 per tree or flowering tree. The NC General Statute clearly limits fines for rules violations to $100 max per day, with each day considered a new violation that is finable.”

Submitted by Gary Coleman, President, SeaScape POA Board

(March 17, 2020)