< Back to All News

Large Hazardous Tree Removal Project Underway

A major hazardous trees removal project we told you about earlier this fall has gotten underway this week for Western Nevada County. Public Works Assistant Engineer, Michelle Garcia, says 411 trees have been identified from all over the area….

click to listen to Michelle Garcia

Garcia says they’ve prioritized trees near heavily-travelled roads and highways that also serve as critical evacuation routes. The county works with private contractors, and Garcia says the size of some of these trees can make the work pretty challenging and requires careful coordination…

click to listen to Michelle Garcia

The trees are not strongly clustered in any particular areas. Garcia says the goal is to complete the project by the end of the year, weather permitting. And more removals are still needed. It’s funded by Cal Fire. Cal Fire has awarded four grants this year related to fire fuels reduction. That also included the removal of trees and vegetation impacted by last year’s snowmaggeden, including free green waste pickup events.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment

*

*

* captcha