In recent years we have suffered mass losses of our beech and ash trees due to the effects of Beech Bark Disease and Emerald Ash Borer, respectively. Losing our red oak and hemlock trees will further change the fundamental forest composition we enjoy here. We must take whatever action we can, working together as a neighborhood, to prevent and/or at least mitigate these diseases in order to preserve the forest that characterizes Cobmoosa Shores.
This notification is intended to keep you up to date on your board's efforts to address the problem of threats to our trees, particularly regarding Oak Wilt.
To get started the Cobmoosa Board of Directors has established a Tree Committee. Board members Rick Emerson and William Rafaill will act as co-chairs. Also serving on this committee will be board members Paul Jordan, Jan Morrison, and Ed Dedic; and association members Cheryl Jordan and Barb Rafaill. The purpose of this committee is threefold:
- To work with local experts such as Rod Denning to identify and mark trees that are infected by oak wilt, to determine the proper course of action to remove infected trees, and to protect uninfected trees.
- To learn as much as we can about the diseases infecting our trees and to disseminate this information to our community.
- Working with the full board, to develop a long-range course of action to protect the natural beauty of Cobmoosa Shores.
Please consider becoming an active member of the Tree Committee. We would like to have each street in Cobmoosa represented by at least one person to facilitate the distribution of information and to serve as a contact for neighbors with concerns. If you have any questions or would like to serve as a “tree street captain," please use the CONTACT US form on the Cobmoosa Shores website.