Dead or Missing Tree FAQs

HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF DEAD OR MISSING PALM TREES FAQ’S

Q: Does one triple palm equal three palm trees? A: No. One triple palm does not replace three palm trees. It is in compliance to plant a triple palm as one of your three required palms or even three triple palms, but one triple palm does not equal three palm trees.

Q: Does a pygmy palm count as one of the three palm trees? A: No. A pygmy palm does meet the criteria like for like.

Q: Will Estate Landscaping plant and remove dead palm trees and ball and roots?
A: Yes, at full cost to Homeowner.

Q: Can a homeowner replace tree on their own or use another landscaping company?
A: Yes, at full cost to Homeowner.

Q: What is an acceptable size palm for replacement?
A: At least 15 gallon, we recommend 25 gallon size palm.

Q: What about death of palm tree related to or from suspected fungus disease?
A1: If the palm has died due to Fusarium (many queen palms in B. L. have). The homeowner must have the palm tree ball and roots removed, and a foxtail palm is recommended to plant.
A2: If the palm has died due to Ganoderma Butt Rot, the palm tree ball and root must be removed asap, do not plant another palm. This fungal infection is not a primary pathogen to any other plant species. Therefore a hardwood of similar canopy and trunk size can be planted in the space, ACC approval required see below.
A3: If the palm was struck by lightening, or died, because palms only live about 10 years-15 years, remove it and the ball and roots and replace. Foxtails are an economical choice, resistant to fusarium fungus, and they are self pruning (palm fronds fall off on own)


If you suspect dead palm due to fungus (See the link below regarding fungal infection) http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/2018/07/10/ganoderma-butt-rot-is-fatal-to-palms-know-what-to-look-for/

You MUST enter a maintenance/landscaping work order to confirm Fusarium or Ganoderma.

Q: How do I contact Estate Landscaping for a free evaluation or a bid for tree landscaping?
A: Go online via homeowner portal www.botanicalakeshoa.com. Click owners login/maintenance/create new request/landscaping/request details OR fill out a landscaping work order available on foyer table outside office at clubhouse 10300 Botanica Lakes Blvd. The Operation Manager Charlie H., Estate Landscaping will meet with homeowner for a free evaluation of landscaping, possible fungus and or a bid for tree landscaping.

Go online via homeowner portal www.botanicalakeshoa.com. Click owners login/maintenance/create new request/landscaping/request details OR fill out a landscaping work order available on foyer table outside CAM (community association manager) office at clubhouse 10300 Botanica Lakes Blvd.. The Operation Manager Charlie H., Estate Landscaping will meet with homeowner for a free evaluation of landscaping, possible fungus and or a bid for tree landscaping.

Q: Does the HOA require ACC approval to plant a tree other than a palm tree?
A: YES, Per Botanica Lakes Rules and Regulations, MAINTENANCE AND APPEARANCE OF HOMES – No additional trees,shrubbery or landscaping are permitted to be planted on property without the prior written consent of the ACC (Architectural Compliance Committee) Use the homeowner portal or application outside the CAM office to complete ACC application.

In summary, you’ve received this violation letter please act promptly to:
1. Correct violation
2. Communicate correction of violation to CAM/VAC via email sfernandez@resortgroupinc.com. Photos are great, but do expect the CAM to drive by to confirm.

If indeed you have a Ganoderma fungus verified by Estate Landscaping:

1. Remove tree, ball and roots asap & communicate that progress to CAM/VAC
2. Complete application with ACC to plant a hardwood of similar canopy & trunk size.
3. Once approved by ACC, replace tree(s) and communicate with ACC & VAC correction of non compliance by emailing CAM, sfernandez@resortgroupinc.com

All new trees must be watered daily for at least one month. Your irrigation sprinkler system is not enough to support new tree root systems.