Can condominium association remove palm trees?

Q: Our condo board wants to remove 44 mature foxtail palms that shade the courtyards of our 22 coach home buildings. They claim their roots threaten the sidewalk pavers, but there are low cost solutions to address that concern. The board also raises a concern regarding the palm fronds touching the roofs, but that is easily remedied by trimming the trees, which has been done before successfully. The palms are a beautiful amenity that we all paid for initially and which many people love. Six large upstairs windows look out on these lovely trees that also prevent the courtyards from becoming hot-house ovens in summer. Is an owner vote required to take down these trees and, if so, what percentage is needed for removal of these trees?    Read the Q&A…………..


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