Saturday, November 7, 2015

Red Car Property: Tree Work Ahead

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor #2, November 7, 2015.  According to the tree trimmers on the Red Car Property this morning, they were DWP contractors trimming back trees near the power lines on the Lake View side.

The DWP website says there's supposed to be 4' of clearance between trees and high voltage power lines in high fire danger areas (that would be us - the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone).  DO NOT attempt to trim the trees yourself.  Call 1-800-DIAL-DWP or use the City's 311 link to the DWP website for more information on their tree trimming program.
Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor #1, November 6, 2015.  Yesterday, a chipper was parked in Red Car Canyon.  A neighbor on Silver Ridge, directly adjacent to the Red Car Property, said they received notice from the DWP that tree trimmers would be trimming trees around the power lines on the slope below their house this week

DWP tree trimmers were out at about the same time last year.  

It might be a good time to consider thinning your trees before another Santa Ana Wind event.  With monster El Nino rains predicted, you should definitely be looking at your Eucalyptus trees.  Consider thinning the branches out, and cutting down the dead Eucalyptus.