Where to put a tree?
I hate my HOA. I lived here for 6 years, and out of nowhere they decide I need another tree in my front yard because it's one of their arbitrary rules to have 2 in the front yard (there was only one when I moved in). I responded that there was nowhere to put one without it looking stupid. They said they would recheck and if it was really a problem, they would notify me. I heard nothing for 2 years, and now I get a letter saying I need another tree by the end of the month. I told them I assumed the issue was closed since I never received any notification after my first email. But I figure I should get an opinion on where to shove a tree if they still insist.
I'm of the opinion that having a tree plopped right in front of the middle of a house looks stupid. There really isn't any room on the right side as there is already a tree there and it would get crowded (or I'd go over my property line). There isn't much room on the left side without running into the property line and/or crowding with the neighbor's tree. I can't just go on the side of the house because that's not "the front yard".
I'm including 3 pictures.
Aerial view with property lines (found it on a city website):
Front view (sorry about the shadows... picture taken at 5pm -- mostly just wanted to give an idea of the amount of lawn I'm working with)
Front view with lines drawn in roughly where property lines are...not exact