Nevada County Supervisor Nate Beason was recently invited to be part of the Governor’s Dead and Dying Tree Mortality working group in Sacramento. He says about 60 people from all around the state attended. Beason says some grant funding will be available to counties to treat Bark Beetle tree infestations, but it will not help private landowners.
Beason says there could be some funding from the Fire Safe Council to help private property owners, but it may be income qualified.
He says he did learn that other counties are in much worse shape than we are here…
Beason says the working group did identify area’s of concern in treating Bark Beetle infestations in the state. It’s an issue of funding and how to dispose of the dead and dying trees. There are currently 22 operating Biomass facilities in the state, but that may not be enough to handle all the infected trees.