PG & E TREE FALLING PROTOCOLS:
As many of you are aware PG&E has been coming in and falling trees right and left within Snowshoe Association. They have a written protocol for the clean up for these trees once they are felled. You can visit their website here to learn more details on the types of tree falling they are doing and how you can contact them if needed.
This info below is directly from their "Notice of Tree Work" that I obtained when trees needed to be cut on SSA common area property (Form 62-1103): At this time, as far as I am aware ACRT is the tree contractor for PG&E. You can reach them here.
REMOVAL: Trunk of tree(s) will be cut down as low to ground as safely possible. Wood larger than 4-inches in diameter will be left on site in lengths to be determined by tree contractor. Clean-up of foliage and wood less than 4-inches diameter is subject to PG&E discretion. Stump(s) will not be removed.
FACILITY PROTECTION: PG&E will perform the minimum work necessary to protect the electrical facilities. PG&E tree contractor will determine by inspection whether the tree(s) are to be topped or felled. Wood larger than 4-inches in diameter will be left on site in lengths to be determined by tree contractor. Clean-up of foliage and wood less than 4-inches diameter is subject to PG&E discretion. Property owner is responsible for clean-up of foliage and wood.
CONTRACTOR ASSIST: Tree(s) will be pruned a minimum of 10-feet or greater distance from high voltage lines and branches overhanging lines (breaking vertical plane) will be removed to allow work on the rest of the tree(s). All foliage and wood will be left on site. Property owner is responsible for clean-up of foliage and wood. Wood shall be left in lengths to be determined by PG&E tree contractor.
When entire tree is cut down, stump(s) will be treated with an EPA approved herbicide, where appropriate, to control re-sprouting.
HOMEOWNERS & THE DEAD TREES ON YOUR PROPERTY:
You are responsible for the vegetation on your property. At this time there are so many dead trees in every community. Please be aware that you are responsible for the removal of any dead/dying trees on your own property. There are resources to assist you IF the trees that are dead/dying are within 100 feet of PG&E power lines. You can contact PG&E and have them come to your property and discern whether or not the tree is within their parameters for them to remove it. It is advised that if this occurs that the homeowner be home to supervise the debris that will be left behind. Please visit this link to find out more information on this program.
Chapel in the Pines Church, Arnold, CA has a group called the Doo-Wooders that may come and remove down wood and give you a letter for a tax deduction. Please contact the church directly at (209) 795-1064.