Now You See It, Now You Don't - Tree Removal

As I was driving to the Fire Station Friday morning around 9 a.m. I got stopped by a ‘road monitor’ and sat there for about ten minutes.  Ten interesting minutes.  I finally decided to take a photo and as I got my iPhone in position the tree behind the tall dead tree you can see in the middle of the photo disappeared.  Straight down.

Hwy 108 road stoppage just beyond Mi Wuk triangle
Hwy 108 road stoppage just beyond Mi Wuk triangle

I’m sure that when I pass the same spot this morning the view from the highway will be missing that dead tree in the middle.

The landscape and vistas are definitely changing as anyone who’s up here knows.  The highway and local roads are crowded these days with cranes, other equipment and crews.  Give them room and a smile as they do their jobs.  It makes me proud to be a Mi Wuk resident when the crew members with whom I’ve spoken say how warm and friendly the people are.  Good for us!  It’s a tough time for all of us but it’s nice to know we’re putting out best sides forward.

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    Every time we come up to our cabin, we notice the landscape changing with less and less trees. One of the reasons we bought a cabin, was to be in the woods. It’s understandable that the dead trees are being removed, but what’s disturbing to me is to see LIVE trees being taken down–yes, that’s right. I witnessed a huge live tree, with not one dead branch, and no hindrance to electrical lines, being taken down right before my eyes. I asked the workers why they were cutting it down and they said they wondered the same thing, but it was marked to be cut. I tried to call and have it stopped, but it was too late, so I filed a complaint with PG&E. For some reason, they denied ever marking a live tree, but I have pictures to prove it. If you ever see any white numbers on trees that are not actually dead or dying, be sure to report it, so they will re-investigate and halt the removal of that tree. It is extremely unfortunate that a huge beautiful live tree was taken down in our Village, and I hope this helps to stop any further unnecessary cutting.

    1. Blythe

      Sadly, thank you Lori,for your thoughts and observation. That was truly a screw up in my humble opinion. Please let us know when and what you hear back from PG&E. The crew that was working in front of our home this week cut down only one of the two DEAD trees on our lot, both right adjacent the street. Why only one? They didn’t have the paper work for the second, which was marked and, in their defense, quite a bit smaller. I wonder if the crew that you saw had the paper work to remove that tree. And still……..why? Was it a ponderosa pine? ~Blythe

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