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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Dec. 14

Written by Sarah Bolton –

MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column.

Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project.

We want to highlight one of our tree mortality safety officers, Kevin J. Kenyon. Kevin has lived in the Oakhurst/ Coarsegold area since he was 10. He went to Bass Lake School and graduated from Yosemite High School in 2011.

After high school, Kevin joined the U.S Army as a CH-47D\F model Helicopter Mechanic and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. He then worked in Williston, N. D., in the Bakken oil patch for a year and then moved back to Oakhurst.

Kevin started climbing and felling trees about six years ago and has worked for most of the tree companies in the area. He works as a safety officer and ensures that all our crews and contractors are following our safety requirements.

Our tree cutting contractors have cut down approximately 2,167 dead trees to date. ArborWorks has completed Sno Flake Lane, Acorn Drive, Boulder Place, and Road 628 and will be starting work on Bridge Road, Spook Lane, and Cedar Ridge Creek. Elming Enterprises finished McDaniel and will be working on Timberview Road next week.

If you live in any of these areas and have questions about our crews, the overall project, or tree mortality in general, please reach out to us by phone 209.966.7777 or by emailing info@blueridgeservices.com.

For project updates, visit our dedicated webpage or our Facebook page.

We look forward to partnering with the community of Madera County to tackle this very important project.

-The BRS Team

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