Tree Mortality and PG&E Tree Trimming and Removal:
It is a heated and confusing issue at the moment with PG&E coming in to tag our trees with dots and x's. Here is the criteria for tree trimming and removal, according to PG&E. Please know that I am working with them to try and save a lot of the trees that are marked for removal, and to choose to have them trimmed instead. As owners, you carry weight so please do not hesitate to call them and voice your concern and work something out with them.
There is a local group on FaceBook that has come together to try and make an impact with regard to this issue. Citizens for Responsible PG&E Fire Prevention.
Here is a document from PG&E with helpful information about their criteria.
A yellow dot means TRIMMING is planned. A yellow X means the tree is marked
for removal. You can reach PG&E at 1-877-295-4949 or visit their website at
Exciting Water Changes Coming!!
It is very important that you, as a homeowner, pay close attention to your Newsletters as we are going through some major changes in our water system, including the tanks. We are making sure to communicate as quickly and thoroughly as we can to all of our members.
If they can't contact you - they can't warn you! Please sign up today using the link below. Let you neighbors know, especially elderly people who may not have access to a computer or use of a cell phone. Be Safe!
1. Calaveras Alert Press Release - click here
2. Calaveras Alert Flyer - click here
3. Calaveras Alert Manual Sign Up Form - click here
4. Calaveras Registration Instructions - click here
BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS IN SNOWSHOE SPRINGS ASSOCIATION:
There have been very busy bears from Bear Valley down to Avery this year. They are a precious creature but PLEASE scare them away if you can. DO NOT allow them to be friendly visitors and DO NOT FEED them however tempting it may be. This is a death sentence for our bear population. This includes having extremely secure bear proof trash receptacles. Please be aware and be careful. Here is a VERY useful brochure for all homeowners on what to do if you encounter a bear and also what to do to prevent a bear from entering your home. The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent’s smallest and most widely distributed bear species, estimated to be twice that of all other bear species combined. Black bears are omnivores; their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in large forested areas between 2,500 and 6,500 feet, but will leave forests in search of food. Black bears enter their dens in October and November, but prior to that time, they put on up to 30 pounds of body fat to get them through the seven months during which they fast. Black bears are opportunistic eaters. Most of their diet consists of grasses, roots, berries and insects. Although an adult bear is quite capable of killing a human, American black bears typically avoid confrontations with mankind. Black bear confrontations with humans are usually limited to mock charges, emitting blowing noises and swatting the ground with their fore-paws.
Be safe, Be smart, Be respectful of our wildlife!