Tree removal program expands

Hazardous trees on private properties that threaten certain private roads now eligible

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved funding for the removal of trees in the Camp Fire burn scar rooted on private properties and threatening to fall on eligible private roads traveled by the public, Butte County and the town of Paradise announced last Wednesday (March 4).

The move expands by 5,000 the number of properties eligible to enter the government-sponsored hazardous tree removal program. As a result, the deadline to submit right-of-entry and inspection access forms has been extended to May 1.

Not all private roads are eligible. Visit for a map or call 552-3030 for more information. Casey Hatcher (pictured), deputy county administrative officer, indicated that assessment of problem trees could begin shortly.