Amador Has Options For Tree Removal

Amador Has Options For Tree Removal

Are there dead trees on your property, either threatening the road or your home?  Several programs are in place to help remove these hazard trees for qualifying landowners in Amador County.   The county has received a state grant to remove hazard trees, hired a forester and a Tree Mortality Coordinator to identify the hazard trees threatening county infrastructure, primarily county roads and to manage the contracts for tree removal.  Before the county can do the work on your property, however, the landowner must return a Right of Entry form to the county granting permission for the work to be done.  There is no cost to the landowner for this work. See the County’s webpage for more information.    Several grants are also still available to assist seniors and low income county residents who need to have dead trees removed before they fall.  The Amador Tree Mitigation Assistance Fund, established by Supervisor Lynn Morgan, is available to help fixed-income senior citizens who do not have the money needed to have the trees taken down.  This fund will pay up to $1,000 per eligible project.  Download the application on the county’s tree mortality webpage or contact the Amador Community Foundation for more information.  Grants will be offered for this program until the money is all spent.

 

Written by Joey Guidi  

Additional information