At their Tuesday board meeting, Nevada County supervisors voted unanimously to have staff solicit bids for a hazard tree removal project slated to remove some 417 trees in the county’s right of way on public roads.

Eighty percent of the project will be funded by a CAL FIRE grant and the remaining twenty percent will be paid from the county’s Road Fund.

The timeline for the project calls for bids to be submitted between now and the beginning of October. The project will be awarded on October 25th, and work is slated to begin mid-November and last for approximately two months.

The hazard trees were identified through a prior brush removal project by Nevada County’s Public Works crews and indexed by a licensed Registered Professional Forester.

The map below shows the location of trees slated for removal, however the inventory was done before last winter’s storm.

Data layer courtesy Nevada County GIS.