Nevada HOA Removing Mature Pine Trees Because of Drought.
In what could foretell the future for many Western State HOAs, a Nevada homeowners association removed dozens of mature pine trees to replace them with drought resistant and lower water consumption trees. According to the Association's manager, a healthy pine tree can consume twelve times as much water as more drought resistant trees. The owners in the community were upset by the change in the appearance of the community, but seemed to understand why the change had to be made. As population and world temperatures increase, HOAs in Utah and surrounding states will face more pressure to use less water and to replace thirsty lawn and landscaping.