STARLIGHT MESA NEWS - MARCH 23,
It's springtime in the Mesa, and that means plants are growing.
They will also be sprouting on the Starlane hillside, where we have authorized
Jose and his crew to remove the dead bushes and give us some color. He is also
re-piping some of the sprinklers to accommodate the new plantings.
Maintenance Board member Joe Bergen sought advice from the
County Forestry Division in choosing plants that not only beautify the slope
but control erosion and are fire resistant. Acacias are being removed as
they are not considered fire safe. Once established, this colorful new
groundcover should lower the cost of annual brush clearance. As we watch how
well these plants perform in the next few years, the Board will make use of this
knowledge in improving other common areas of the Mesa.
Jose has also installed pipes to water the right side of the
planter at the Mesa Entrance, so that will now be re-planted.
As we head into the fire season, here are a few reminders for us
1. Remove dead branches and bushes around your house. And
don't forget the leaves and pine needles that rest on your fireproof roof.
2. Please do not dump debris from your garden into common areas
or leave it for our Mesa gardeners to dispose of. It should be put out in your
"green" trash cans for Friday pick-up. If homeowner debris removal from common
areas results in additional cost to the Mesa, the homeowner will be asked to pay
for that removal.
3. A request to remove a tree from a common area must be sent
to the Mesa Board in writing (email or letter), and you will receive an answer
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Muriel Horacek 790-7950 Cell 383-4533