Tree Removal FAQs
I am concerned about trees on my property, what should I do?
Landowners concerned about trees that pose a health and safety hazard can visit Napa County's Planning, Building and Environmental Services for information on the private property tree removal process.
The County of Napa requires private property owners to remove hazard trees on private property that are so fire damaged they are a threat to fall into public and eligible private roads traveled by the public. Those hazard trees will be removed from private property if the property owner participates in the Government-Sponsored Debris Removal Program. More information about debris removal program options is available here.
What is being done for tree removal on public property or in the Napa County road right-of-way?
The Napa County Department of Public Works is removing burnt, dead and dying trees on public property and within the County road right-of-way as part of the wildfire recovery effort. An arborist hired by Napa County is working to identify additional hazards trees that need to be removed in accordance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.
Members of the public who are concerned about downed trees or roadside hazards on public property, can report their concerns through this webpage. The public should not report concerns about trees on private property through this channel.
What is PG&E's role in wildfire hazard tree removal?
PG&E is also conducting inspections to identify and address hazard trees that may have been damaged by the fires or that need to be removed for crews to access equipment and restore power. If the public has questions about PG&E’s tree work, they should contact PG&E at 1-888-421-1700 (wildfire wood management program) or 1-877-295-4949 (customer support).
CPUC Proceedings Regarding Trees Cut by PG&E
Napa County continues in its ardent role in leading a Joint Local Government request to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that they order PG&E to reinstate their practice of removing trees they cut down during their post-wildfire restoration and safety work.