Thursday, July 21, 2016

Red Car Property: Lots Of Tree Activity Today

Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, July 21, 2016.  One month after the Silver Lake Fire, It appears someone the DWP may be trimming trees around above the power lines on the Lake View side (left side of photo) of the Red Car Property.  Neighbors were unable to confirm.

We  received word from CD13 yesterday that DWP was in the area and would be assessing the poles on the slope above the Red Car Property.  DWP will be replacing at least one.  Neighbors expressed increasing concern to CD13 regarding the power lines in the trees that were now drying out after the fire.  Some neighbors have also had difficulty in getting answers from the DWP, when attempting follow up with DWP regarding trees and powers lines.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 20, 2016.  This photo was taken the day after the fire, compare it with today's photo.  Many of the trees on either side of the canyon did not catch fire, but are suffering from the extreme heat of the fire.  Almost all are now exhibiting new growth.  The California Black Walnuts in particular are coming back quickly.  (We will be following the trees' recovery from fire.)