Re: “Tree removal disagreement leads to face-off with Canterwood HOA,” (Gateway, Dec. 28)
My wife and I lived in Canterwood from January 1997 to October 2017.
In the early years, I served five years on the Architectural Control Committee, two as chairman. There were many towering trees on our half-acre lot, some so close that limbs had to be trimmed to not touch the house. Our requests to the ACC were considered courteously.
If all trees — which would damage a house by falling, impinge on septic fields or whose roots were inconvenient — were cut down in Canterwood, few would be left. Trees are the glory of Canterwood, and our experience is that they are very fair in deciding which can be removed.
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Tom & Manuela Oleson, Gig Harbor