Posted on Apr 7th, 2013

As spring is almost upon us, we thought it would be useful to provide the official policy on Street Trees. Any questions should be directed toRichard Marsico directly.

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Mount Kisco Chase, Street Tree Policy
"Street Trees" are those varieties of maples and oak trees, located along the streets of Mount Kisco Chase, in front of homeowner's property and on common grounds.  These trees are planted within a 12 foot right of way, and approximately  equidistant from each other.   Over the years, a number of these trees have died and have either been removed or replaced in an adhoc manner. 
Moving forward, trees which are located on homeowners' properties are the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain, including any disease prevention or pruning. Trees located in the common grounds will be maintained by the HOA. 
Additionally, the Mount Kisco Chase Home Owners' Association has arranged with the Village to remove any dead street trees located within the right of way, including the common grounds and homeowner's property.  If you have a dead street tree, please email Richard Marsico (or call cell: 914-419-5346) and he will arrange removal with the Village. Also, if Richard sees any dead trees on homeowners' property, he will notify the homeowner and schedule to have it removed.  As the Village will not grind the stump or remove the roots, it will be the homeowner's responsibility to do so, if they chose. 
If the homeowner decides to replace the street tree on their  property, it must be replaced with one that is the same variety of maple or oak which was removed. Trees located on common grounds will be replaced by the HOA as they feel needed, to preserve the aesthetics of the landscape.