FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2020
FEMA APPROVES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR TREES ROOTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT MAY FALL ON ELIGIBLE PRIVATE ROADWAYS
OROVILLE, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise recently received notification that FEMA approved public assistance funding for the removal of Hazard Trees rooted on private property that are a threat to fall into public and eligible private roads traveled by the public.
The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, operated by the State, has been expanded to include Hazard Trees rooted on private property that are a threat to fall into eligible private roads traveled by the public. The program expansion ultimately offers assistance to the owners of 5,000 additional properties.
Due to the expansion of the program, the deadline to submit Right-of-Entry (ROE) forms and Inspection Access forms has been extended to May 1, 2020. This new date applies to all property owners who are eligible for the program.
It is important to note, not all private roads are included in the program. Please refer to the State’s Hazard Tree Removal Map, to determine if your property is eligible for the program. Additional questions can be directed to the Hazard Tree Removal Processing Center at 530.552.3030
ROE Forms, Inspection Access Forms, and Arborist’s/Forester’s Certification Forms can be submitted in person at the Building Resiliency Center located at 6295 Skyway, in Paradise or the Tree Removal Operations Center at 900 Fortress Avenue, Ste. 200, in Chico.
All forms can also be submitted by mail or email:
• Mail to: Tree Removal ROE Processing Center
205 Mira Loma Drive, Suite 50
Oroville, CA. 95965
• Email to: TreeROE@buttecounty.net
The Tree ROE and Inspection Access Form are available for download online at ButteCountyRecovers.org/treeremoval.