This page has been created to explain how Nepenthe Association cares for its beautiful and unique urban forest. Nepenthe contracts with The Grove Total Tree Care for annual hazard, maintenance and structural pruning. Additionally, the Association works with TurfPro for pest management and various other health treatments.
In Nepenthe, the property is divided into seven zones. The Arborist, Paul DuBois of The Grove Total Tree Care (a division of Carson Landscape Industries), walks each zone individually once per year. The focus of these Zone Walks is to conduct a basic visual inspection to address homeowner and management concerns. He then provides a written report with recommendations to the Association. The Grounds Committee is the first reviewer of this report. They vote to recommend the actions to the Board of Directors who ultimately votes to move forward or not on the actions in the report. It is Nepenthe’s practice to base decisions about trees on the advice of the professional arborist. This is important to ensure that decisions are being made to limit liability and maximize available funding.
Here is an archive of the reports: