This weekend is the Annual April Alley Clean-Up. Since Bulk Trash pickup for Northwood Hills begins Monday, April 12, this is the perfect opportunity to tend to your alley and dispose of any brush or debris you clear out. Each homeowner is responsible for maintaining the area from their back property line to the center of the alley. That includes trimming bushes so they don't scrape cars or obstruct the alley. Trees that overhang the alley are required to be trimmed up 15 feet to allow clearance for garbage collection trucks. If trucks have to maneuver to avoid your branches, trash, or other debris, chances are they will cause damage to your alley in the process! Let's keep it clean. You can start placing items at your curb this Thursday, April 8.
There’s a popular Chinese proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Northwood Hills’ trees took some big hits this year, which is devastating for many reasons including visual appeal, shade, and property value, just to name a few. NHHA member Amy Schellhorn reached out to WW Tree Farms to secure a 20% discount for those homeowners looking to replace trees that were destroyed. Since fall and winter are a great time to plant trees, and NWH residents can get 20% off, this could be your chance to fill a void left by our recent storms. Some of the trees recommended are Live Oaks, Bur Oaks, Red Oaks, Cedar Elms, Chinese Pistache, Bald Cypress and Maples. To learn more about types, sizes, and pricing, visit the Tree Farm at 11641 Newberry, Dallas, TX 75229 or call William Young at (214) 226-2076. They have many more trees available than the ones in stock and can work with you to find the right tree for your property. All of WW Tree Farm prices include delivery, planting, and a one year warranty. Possible additional costs include a daily rental fee of [...]
Because it seemed many Northwood Hills residents lost entire trees or major sections of trees, NHHA member Amy Schellhorn spearheaded a project to gather data about the losses experienced. She wanted to find out if some species of trees were more likely to uproot or lose large branches and which ones fared the best. NHHA members were invited to participate in a survey to share details about the damage they experienced and the trees that stayed strong. Seventy-five households were represented in the survey and of those, twenty-two reported uprooted trees. Oaks (unspecified) made up the majority of trees lost, with crepe myrtles coming in second. Almost 80% of respondents reported the loss of large limbs (greater than 1 foot in diameter). Red Oaks, Live Oaks, and Cedar Elms were the biggest offenders in this category. Some households reported minimal to no damage on some of their trees, with most mentioning Live Oaks and Crepe Myrtles in their responses. Respondents attributed regular pruning and the specific location of the tree (i.e. if it was shielded from high winds by a house or other tree) as the reason for minimized damage. The full data, along with recommendations, is shown below: 1) [...]
The City will only be collecting storm debris in July. Storm debris includes tree limbs, brush, and property damage. Try to separate the tree limbs and green debris from other items. DO NOT put out large debris, such as furniture, appliances, or other bulky items. Normal bulk and brush pick-up will resume in August.