Q: What is the latest update on trees? Where should we report trees that need removal?

A: Trees remain a top priority for the Town of Paradise. For trees in the public right of way, the Town has hired an arborist to identify trees that need to be removed. So far about 3,900 have been identified by the arborist, and they will be removed over the next 4-8 months. For trees on private property, the Town is still working with our recovery partners, Cal OES and FEMA, on a program that would help with the cost of removal. Butte County Fire Safe Council is also applying for grants that will help property owners offset the cost to remove trees on private property. As soon as these programs are confirmed, the Town will make the information about how to apply available.

TreesValerie Reddemann