Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Red Car Property: Brush Clearance Comparison 2017 - 2016 Corralitas Side

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, May 30, 2017.  Dry brush is taller and more dense than just one year ago on the Corralitas end of the Red Car Property.  Since the Red Car Property owner has a long history of failure to do brush clearance by May 1, if at all, we've been reminding CD13 of the issue for the past few months.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 21, 2016. A year ago, conditions were much the same.  Although there were more trees up on the hill of Corralitas Drive.
Photo: Gary Vlahakis, June 19, 2016.  Relentless water drops from helicopters and hand crews put a stop to the fire that damaged two homes on Corralitas Drive.  In the weeks after the Silver Lake Fire, many of the trees dried out, looking terrible, only to recover in 2017 (see first photo)