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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Nov. 18

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.

November is in full swing, but the risk of fires is still high in Madera County and surrounding areas. With cooler temperatures, now is a great time to get outdoors and take care of fire prevention tasks, like cutting down dead trees and vegetation, clearing out defensible space (100’ away from all structures is the recommended minimum), and ensuring that your equipment (like weed whackers, lawn mowers, and chain saws) are used properly to prevent sparks starting a fire.

While it might be tempting to burn piles of dead trees and vegetation, make sure to follow county guidelines on burn days and never leave a fire unattended. For more detailed information on fire prevention, visit[Editor’s note: There is still a Cal Fire burn ban in place for all of the State Responsibility Areas].

Our tree cutting crews are working steadily. ArborWorks has completed Fawn Point Lane, Road 415 and Road 417, is currently working on 21 other roads, including Road 210 and Road 221. We will begin work on 21 additional roads including Dorstan Drive and Cedar Ridge Circle in the next two weeks.

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

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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