Redwood Complex Fire: Hazardous Tree Removal Project Announced
The County of Mendocino has secured grant funding to support removal of dead or dying hazardous trees on private property within the 2017 Redwood Complex Fire footprint. The County has partnered with the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) along with the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, who will be administering the program on behalf of the County. As part of the program, the MCRCD will be conducting public outreach and seeking eligible participants.
To be eligible for the program, participants must meet the following requirements:
• Properties must be located within the Redwood Complex Fire Footprint
• Participants must own the property on which trees are proposed for removal
• Participants must either a) contribute a cost share of $200 per tree, with a maximum contribution of $600 total, or b) agree to dispose of felled trees
Trees eligible for removal must meet all of the following requirements, to be verified by a Registered Professional Forester:
• Be assessed as dead or dying
• Be at least 10 inches in diameter and 20 feet tall
• Be located within 300 feet of a residence or proposed building pad
• Structurally threaten the residence or building pad
To register for this program, please print, complete, and return the Redwood Complex Hazard Tree Removal Project Packet to:
Mendocino County Resource Conservation District
c/o Imil Ferrara
410 Jones St. Ste. C-3
Ukiah, CA 95482
For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions included in the packet. The current estimated timeline for the project can be viewed here.
Further questions can be directed to email@example.com.
This project is funded by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Change Investment Program. “This program will be a big assistance to property owners in the fire affected area in aiding of removing dead or dying trees as a result of the 2017 fire with a minimal contribution. I am very proud of staff’s hard work and efforts spent in securing the grant,” stated Nash Gonzalez, Recovery Director.
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