From The President



Down To Earth Landscaping


                                                                           Down To Earth Landscapers

                                                                                       Christmas 2019

At the conclusion of their weekly assignment in Devonshire, our favorite landscaping crew received a token of our appreciation for all the work they do throughout the year in Devonshire.

In addition to our expression of Merry Christmas/ Feliz Navidad, each crew member received a cash gift ($50.00) from all of the residents of Devonshire. We heard back “Thank you/Gratias”.

The crew will be here next Wednesday, December 18, to perform some limited services. They will be off for Christmas (December 25) and New Years Day (January 1).

If you wish to thank them personally for any special work they may have completed for you, next Wednesday (December 18) would be the perfect time to do so.  


Trees in Devonshire

  • By Lynn Topel
  • I get many questions about trees and this article will hopefully explain the basics for Kings Ridge and Devonshire.
  • At last month’s Devonshire Board meeting the board presented a spread sheet of all canopy trees, both managed by the neighborhood and the trees located in resident’s yards. The report was completed with DWC tree service and an independent arborist. Paul Hannon and Lynn Topel walked the neighborhood with the company and arborist. The study was done to allow all residents to know what potential problems may be located with our neighborhood trees and give the  board information to budget for the future care of our trees.
  • The report lists by house number; board responsible trees and resident responsible trees. It gives the type of care needed and where the trees are healthy and need no immediate care. Both the arborist and DSW commented on the overall good health of our neighborhood trees. They stated, “many neighborhoods in Kings Ridge would like to have the canopy and health of your trees.”
  • Please look at the report and check your house number for any concerns they found. The report gives a ballpark number of costs for the trees with issues to be remedied. This does not indicate a preference by the board to use any certain tree company.
  • Kings Ridge Master Board directed the ACC (Architectural Committee) to research canopy trees appropriate for Kings Ridge. The research was done with review by three independent arborist and the city of Clermont. The arborists looked at size (height & width), wind resistance, and life span and yard size. 
  • The information provided for canopy trees confirmed that the Standard Live oak (40-80 feet high and 60-100 feet wide) and the Winged elm (40-70feet high and 30-40 feet wide) are appropriate for our community. The study added two new trees, the Cathedral oak (30-40 feet tall and a maximum spread of 20 feet that can be planted 30 feet from another Cathedral oak) and the Highrise oak (grows 28-35 feet tall and has an upright, compact canopy that can be planted within 20 feet of another Highrise oak). The new trees are smaller both in width and height and were developed for urban landscapes.
  • The next article will provide the ACC guidelines for trees both in removal and planting.
  • The  file attach is a spread sheet for Devonshire Community from a CERTIFIED ARBORIST TREE REPORT COMPLETED ON 10.17.19

Devonshire Trees Revised (pdf)


Manager’s Report

Managers DV Report October 2019 (pdf)


Managers DV Report March 2019 (pdf)


Managers DV Report January 2019 (pdf)


Home Insurance

For informational use only


Home Insurance 04-19 (pdf)