MARIPOSA COUNTY – Good news for residents: Fire Safe Council of Mariposa County has again teamed up with PG&E to help you with the removal of recently downed dead and dying trees that are viable as firewood.
“With the extreme drought conditions and the infestation of the bark beetle, Fire Safe Council of Mariposa County understands the need to remove the dead trees from properties throughout Mariposa County,” say organizers.
The current project is aimed towards assisting private property owners with the removal of dead and dying trees which have recently been felled and are lying on the ground within 150-feet of the residence or permanent structure, or within 100-feet of a clear route of ingress or egress.
The Fire Safe Council in cooperation with Cal Fire crews and PG&E will come and remove the downed trees in the aforementioned areas at no cost to the landowner. The removed wood will then be distributed to seniors in need this coming winter, via the Mariposa County Senior Wood Program.
If you can benefit from this program please call the Fire Safe Council of Mariposa County office at (209) 966-7700 to get on the list for assistance. The project will continue into October of this year and it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
Project funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Read another article about removal of downed trees in other areas, including Madera County: Help For Homeowners With Dead Or Dying Trees