Sunday, November 4, 2012

Matt Was Right . . . Again


We'll say it again—Matt was right. For those residents new to Princeton Landing—and we know there are many of you—Matt Lubas was a former Signature property manager in charge of our landscape. A few years back, Matt—who was very knowledgable and had a background with a major landscape company—advised removing a significant number of old and sick trees on the property. The number seemed high, but given the age and condition of many of those trees, it wasn't unreasonable. We're pretty sure that the know-it-all powers-that-were on the landscape committee back then will not remember the hard time they gave Matt or their unwillingness to consider his plan. Well, here we are about four years out with several severe winters storms and Irene and Sandy under our belt—and lots and lots of crashing trees. When they fall, we clean them up. When they just miss hitting people's homes or cars, we consider ourselves lucky. Nothing to see here, move along. 

The cast of characters may have changed, and we expect that a good dose of Princeton Landing amnesia will convince us that we're being proactive and doing all we can to protect people and property from falling trees. Personally, as we watched the trees on the berm just a few feet from our home sway and practically bend in half during Sandy, we were grateful that Matt was able to remove the trees that he did.

5 comments:

Helene said...

I'm not sure if you have been over there and noticed, but it seems the eagle's tree over on Mapleton is down. So sad.

Karen Stray Nolting said...

No, Helene, we haven't been over there. Thanks for letting us know. Such sad news.

Anonymous said...

Which tree was that? Never know eagles were living so close...

jplatimer said...

We have been fortunate to have a pair of eagles nesting next to nearby Mapleton Road, but Helene is right, Sandy’s winds took out the whole tree. We can only hope that the eagles will build their new nest somewhere in our vicinity.

Anonymous said...

I was disappointed to see that the nest was taken out by Sandy, but back in December I noticed another large nest in a tree directly across the street from the seminary on Mapleton, and there were eagles on the branches. Went by this morning, nest is there, but didn't see any eagles today.