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More Dead and Dying Tree Removals With Drought

Yet another year with below-normal precipitation means more severe impacts on forests. PG and E has struggled for years to keep up with the removal of tree limbs from power lines that have caused wildfires and vegetation fires in the past. And now, utility spokesperson Brandi Ehlers says they’re taking additional steps by conducting aerial surveys of dead and dying trees in Northern California, including in Nevada County…

click to listen to Brandi Ehlers
More trees have been falling on transmission lines in recent years, as the drought worsens, including one in Nevada County recently that sparked a small vegetation blaze. Ehlers says PG and E is working in conjunction with the U-S Forest Service…

click to listen to Brandi Ehlers
Ehlers says so far they’ve found about 350 dead and dying trees near power lines in Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado Counties. PG and E then works with the property owner for removal.

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