The HOA's Landscape Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the common areas throughout the Timberline Ridge community. You can see these areas, shown as light green (landscaped) & green (natural), on the TR HOA map located here.
The Chairperson of the Landscape Committee is Mi Jung Lee. If you are interested in volunteering on the committee, please contact Mi Jung at Landscape@TimberlineRidge.org .
Many HOA trees grow near homeowners' properties. Living in the Pacific Northwest means that lots of leaves from trees all over will land in your yard and gutters, especially after a major windstorm. Cleaning up the leaves and other debris from HOA trees that land in a homeowner's yard is the responsibility of the homeowner.
Healthy HOA Trees
The HOA gets frequent requests from homeowners for tree trimming of healthy trees located on HOA property that reach into or shade an owner's lot. The HOA does not budget for maintenance of healthy trees. However, TR HOA allows owners to submit a trimming plan by an ISA certified arborist compliant with all city regulations. The HOA will review the trimming plan and, if approved, the homeowner can proceed with trimming at their own expense. Only a limited trimming (less than 30% of branches) is allowed; removal of healthy TR HOA trees by homeowners is not allowed. Trimming is not allowed for trees in Native Protected Growth areas.
If a trimming plan is approved, the owner must remove all trimmed branches and other debris at their own expense. Debris cannot remain on HOA property.
Unhealthy HOA Trees
If an HOA tree is deemed unhealthy (including dead, hazardous or an imminent threat) by an independent, ISA Certified Arborist with ISA Risk Assessment Qualifications, the HOA will manage the tree permitting with the city, the tree’s snagging/removal and any required replanting. By default, TR HOA does not remove an unhealthy tree (i.e. cut it down to the ground). Instead, the HOA will “snag” the tree to an acceptable height allowing the tree to remain a habitat for wildlife.
If you have a concern about an HOA tree near your property or wish to submit a tree trimming plan, please complete & submit the online tree review request form below for a tree evaluation.
The arborvitae hedge grown throughout the NW is beautiful but does need regular maintenance. Allowing arborvitae to grow too high or wide can make it harder to maintain them. Ideally, arborvitae hedges should be pruned yearly. When they get to high/wide they are more apt to split open during heavy snowfalls. For tips on maintaining your hedge, click here.
Maintenance of the hedges along 205th Place NE are the responsibility of the homeowners. They do not belong to the HOA.
Major landscaping projects undertaken by homeowners fall under the jurisdiction of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and must be reviewed prior to commencing any work .
See the ACC page for the online form to request approval for your project.
Timberline Ridge HOA does not have any restrictions on homeowners removing trees on their own property (unless the tree removal is part of a major landscaping project - see Relandscaping Your Yard above). The homeowner is responsible for ensuring they meet all the tree removal requirements imposed by the City of Sammamish.
The City of Sammamish requires a permit or affidavit to remove or snag "significant' trees on your property. A significant tree is defined as a coniferous tree with a diameter of 8 inches or more measured at chest height or a deciduous tree with a diameter of 12 inches or more measured at chest height.
If you are considering removing trees on your property, see the city's Tree Permitting site.