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Tree Mortality Work Update October 18

Written by Sarah Bolton –

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.

This week, we want to feature one of our tree mortality staff members. Logan Malavey is the Geographic Information Systems Technician for Blue Ridge Services’ Tree Mortality Project.

Logan spends his days creating maps that detail the tree felling work that has been planned or completed, and maintaining online databases and interactive digital maps to be used by the Tree Markers and Safety Officers in the field.

While studying geography and earning a degree in Geospatial Technology from Stanislaus State University in Turlock, Logan gained experience as a GIS intern, both for the County of Merced and for a small company located in Sonora, Calif. At every opportunity to choose the focus of his work or studies, Logan was quick to research and analyze various aspects of tree mortality in California.

As a resident of Sonora and a firsthand witness of the dangers that dead trees can present, studying the phenomenon became somewhat of a passion project for him. Logan could not be happier now, working with Blue Ridge Services and utilizing his GIS skills to help make the community a safer place.

Tree cutting contractor Central Sierra is currently working on Road 800.

Elming Tree Service is working on the following roads over the next several weeks:

  • Boulder Creek Drive
  • Buck Lane
  • Country Oaks Lane
  • Dovewood Lane
  • Ellen Mine Road
  • Goldenrod Lane
  • Hardtimes Ranch
  • Hillsborough Lane
  • Huron Road
  • Indian Rock Road
  • Klamath Avenue
  • Longview Lane East
  • Los Arboles
  • Meadowwood Road
  • Mistletoe Court
  • Pierce Drive
  • Pierce Lake Drive
  • Ponderosa Way
  • Redbud Drive
  • Road 211
  • Road 233 (Cascadel Road)
  • Road 425C
  • Road 400
  • Road 416
  • Road 601
  • Road 621
  • Sierra Linda Drive
  • Stardust Lane
  • Westview Court

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

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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