This mix of pine and oak on Jeff Obenland’s Chandler Road property is considered a threat to Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative power lines across the road. Those with yellow ribbons will be cut down, while the oaks with red ribbons will be trimmed back. Photo by Debra Moore
“If I could, I would cut less trees,” said Bob Marshall, the general manager of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative.
Marshall said he sympathizes with Chandler Road residents who don’t want their trees cut down, but his chief concern is fire and the electric company’s liability.
The cooperative plans to remove hazardous trees along the length of Chandler Road to prevent them from toppling into power lines and igniting a fire.