The City of Brighton, and therefore Brighton Crossings Operations Board, have requirements for the number of trees that are to be installed and maintained in the tree lawn, the portion of grass that lies between the sidewalk and the curb. The Operations Board is responsible for enforcement of this code per the Residential Improvement Guidelines and Site Restrictions within Brighton Crossings and has been in contact with residents over the last year. A healthy vibrant tree canopy takes a whole community effort.
Tree Lawns – Covenant Enforcement Process
- Tree lawn violations are issued only during the growing season, May 31st through September 30th.
- Tree lawn violations do not require a 30-day cure date to avoid further violations. However, it does require you to respond by calling or emailing our community management team within 30-days so that your property records can note the month within the current growing season for the replacement to occur. If you have received a letter regarding your tree lawn and would like to discuss install dates call or email us for assistance and extensions.
- If you are experiencing financial hardships, email or call us to extend the install date noted on your violation and avoid further violation letters.
- Minimum tree size for Tree Lawn install, 2-inch caliber. This is a requirement of the Residential Improvement Guidelines and Site Restrictions.
- The City of Brighton Code is below. Please visit the City of Brighton Website for more information on City codes, tree-care tips, and other programs.
Park & Open Space Tree Replacement Program
Park & Open Space Trees – View Operations & Maintenance, Schedule of Services, and FAQs here.
- Unhealthy trees in the parks and common areas of the community should be identified with an orange mark or ribbon around the trunk of the tree to indicate the tree is being monitored for additional care, or slated for removal and replacement. Submit a ticket here or email us specific locations if you see a tree that appears unhealthy, and is not identified with an orange marking.
- Dead trees in the parks and common areas of the community should be identified with a red mark or ribbon around the trunk of the tree to indicate the tree is slated for removal and included on a list for consideration of replacement within the current or following fiscal year budget.