Amador County Tree Mortality Program Releases Progress Update

Amador County Tree Mortality Program Releases Progress Update

The Amador County tree mortality program recently released a progress update. Implemented in late 2016 to eliminate dead and dying trees that pose a hazard to infrastructure, the County has successfully conducted nine projects and removed over 2,500 trees to date, county-wide.   The program to remove dead and dying trees on private property is completely free to property owners, and is supported by grants from the State Office of Emergency Services and CAL FIRE.  The County currently has two projects underway and a third project will soon go out to bid. The two current projects are located on U.S. Forest Service land along Bear River Road and in the Pioneer-Shake Ridge Road areas.  Both projects are presently delayed due to weather conditions and snow cover.  The third project, located in the Volcano-Fiddletown Road area, should begin within the next month, weather permitting.   Safety of workers and the public is of primary concern and the County cannot allow work to proceed when ice, snow and wind make conditions unsafe.  There will be three additional projects over the next few months covering the remainder of the County east of Highway 49.  If you have received a request for right of entry to your property you are urged to return the completed form as soon as possible.  If you have questions about the County’s program please contact Dr. Richard Harris, Tree Mortality Program Manager at 707- 693-3165.

Written by KVGC Staff

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