Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | May 9, 2017

Downed Trees and Chipping

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This very beautiful, but wet, heavy snow took down a lot of trees and branches all around the mountain.  Lots of oak on the ground for firewood for the next couple winters for many folks. It was sad to see so many apple branches and entire apple trees on the ground.  Those trees are about 140 years old, I’m guessing so I think some folks will be doing some planting this year for the next generations to enjoy.

Chain saws will be humming for weeks as there is a lot of clean-up to do.  We counted seven trees down on our property so are right there with you.  There is so much clean up to deal with that some people will make burn piles. Click burn permit info.

Free chipping available, too.  See flyer with details at the top of the Fire Safe Council webpage.

Need help?  Local Resources are listed here.

Do you live off the mountain?  I am glad to pop by and check your property. Just let me know.

Bonnie Phelps


  1. Your cabin is totally fine! One branch on the ground on the west side of property that looks like a neighbor pulled out of the road for you. Otherwise, all is well.

  2. Hi Bonnie – Carol and I (Joe) plan to make it up to the Arbolitos cabin

    on Saturday to see what needs to be done and to retrieve

    some tools to work on our desert house on Sunday. I’ll

    bring my electric chain saw with a long heavy extension cord.

    If you could pop by and see if our way in is blocked

    (Easement 6 off of Crestline) that would be appreciated.

    We hope you and Don are doing well.

    Sincerely – Carol and Joe Dirks


  3. Checked my road (#5) this morning… a very large tree branch is blocking the road. I’ll be busy today.

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