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.
Recent storms and heavy rainfall are impacting dead trees throughout the county. Dead trees, which remained dry during the summer, are now becoming saturated with water.
A dead tree can more than double in weight during heavy rainfall and become highly unstable. Our teams have responded to several emergency tree removal situations after a tree fell across a county road.
To stay safe during the coming wetter months, remain observant when walking or working near dead trees. Check your property for dead trees that have become waterlogged and have them cut down.
When driving on curvy roads, maintain a slower speed so you can react and stop if a tree has fallen across the road.
In spite of the heavy rains, our tree cutting contractors are staying busy. ArborWorks has completed Road 210, Road 221, Rd 800, Courtney Lane, and Highland View Lane.
ArborWorks is currently working on Sno Flake Lane and Spook Lane, and will begin work on Dorstan Drive, Cedar Ridge Court, Acorn Drive and Boulder Place in the next week or two.
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 at 209-966-7777 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to partnering with the community of Madera County to tackle this very important project.
-The BRS Team