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Natural Resource Stewardship for Homeowner Associations. Presented by: (Leader’s Name/Agency). Trees & Natural Resources are Valuable HOA Assets. There are many benefits trees and natural resources provide to your community: Increased Property Values Air Pollution Control

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natural resource stewardship for homeowner associations

Natural Resource Stewardship forHomeowner Associations

Presented by: (Leader’s Name/Agency)

trees natural resources are valuable hoa assets
Trees & Natural Resources are Valuable HOA Assets
  • There are many benefits trees and natural resources provide to your community:
    • Increased Property Values
    • Air Pollution Control
    • Water Quality Protection
    • Stormwater Management
    • Energy Use Reduction
    • Improved Aesthetics
    • View Screening/Privacy
    • Recreation
    • Sense of Place/Identity
    • Wildlife Habitat
    • Educational Opportunities
do we really have natural resources
Do We Really Have Natural Resources?

Forests

Streams

Landscape Trees

Natural Basins

Wetlands

landscape trees benefits
Landscape Trees - Benefits
  • Shade/Cooling/Wind Protection
  • Privacy/Screening
  • Air and Water Quality
  • Stormwater Mitigation
  • Aesthetics/Higher Property Value
landscape trees responsibilities
Landscape Trees - Responsibilities
  • Maintenance
  • Replacement Planting
  • Monitoring
woodlands benefits
Woodlands - Benefits
  • Stormwater Mitigation
  • Hillside Stabilization
  • Privacy and Buffering
  • Air and Water Quality
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Carbon Storage
  • Recreation
  • Higher Property Values
woodlands responsibilities
Woodlands - Responsibilities
  • Maintenance for Safety Along Trails and at Edges
  • Monitoring for Insects and Disease
  • Storm Damage Correction
streams benefits
Streams - Benefits
  • Stormwater Mitigation
  • Higher Property Values
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife Habitat
streams responsibilities
Streams - Responsibilities
  • Erosion Control
  • Maintenance for Blockages
  • Litter and Debris Control
  • Monitoring
  • Pollution Prevention
wetlands benefits
Wetlands - Benefits
  • Water Quality
  • Stormwater Control
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife Habitat
wetlands responsibilities
Wetlands - Responsibilities
  • Litter and Debris Control
  • Monitoring for Invasive Plants
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Restoration
naturalized stormwater basins benefits
Naturalized Stormwater Basins - Benefits
  • Water Quality
  • Stormwater Mitigation
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Aesthetics
naturalized stormwater basins responsibilities
Naturalized Stormwater Basins - Responsibilities
  • Maintenance of Slopes and Outlets
  • Maintenance of Plantings
  • Litter and Debris Control
  • Monitoring
hoa concerns and issues
HOA Concerns and Issues
  • Legal Responsibilities
        • Enforce rules
        • Execute contracts
  • Financial Responsibilities
        • Manage funds
        • Set budgets
        • Pay bills
  • Community Responsibilities
        • Monitor contracts for performance/quality
        • Understand and comply with requirements of local and state government
        • Maintain a high quality of life for the Association and residents
there is help
There is Help!
  • Natural Resource Management Expertise
    • County Extension Offices and Agents
    • Certified Arborists and Foresters
    • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
    • Park Districts
  • Rules and Regulations Expertise
    • Municipal Forester
    • City/County Manager
    • Planning Department
get started with diy projects
Get Started with DIY Projects
  • Plant landscape trees
  • Plant tree seedlings or sow wildflower seeds in

rarely used lawn areas

  • Mulch and water landscape trees
  • Prune small trees
  • Eliminate litter in streams, wetlands, and

stormwater basins

  • Create a rain garden
  • Erect birdhouses and plant wildlife food plots
  • Review or create new maintenance specifications and monitor all work by contractors
  • Take an inventory of your natural resources
  • Meet with local experts and government staff for advice and planning
  • Conduct education programs and special events for the residents, like an Arbor Day or Earth Day celebration
seek professionals when needed
Seek Professionals When Needed
  • Large Tree Maintenance and Storm Damage Correction
  • Landscape Tree Planting
  • Safety Risk Inspections
  • Invasive Plant Species Control
  • Water Quality Testing
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Maintenance or any Work on Steep Slopes
natural resource stewardship assistance
Natural Resource Stewardship Assistance
  • Locally
        • (insert presenter’s organization if applicable)
        • (insert city/county agency[s])
        • (insert local university extension office)
        • (insert local soil & water conservation district)
  • Nationally
        • National Arbor Day Foundation
        • International Society of Arboriculture
questions
Questions?

The work upon which this presentation is based was funded in whole or in part through a grant awarded by the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, U.S. Forest Service.

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