Many of the flowering trees in your community have succumbed to FIRE BLIGHT, which is a bacterial disease and can kill the tree. This disease can be found in the snow crabapple trees and curls the leaves, turning them brown as if they were “burned”. Due to the nature of this disease, the blight will need to be removed from the trees during the winter months when the trees are dormant. The Homeowners Association is working with arborists to review and assess the trees. Due to the severity of the disease, many trees will need to be removed in their entirety. Additional information will be sent to homeowners as it becomes available.
For complete information, refer to this helpful document on FIRE BLIGHT from the CSU Cooperative Extension.