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Tree Removal on Private Property

The Town of Paradise and Butte County require private property owners to remove hazard trees on private property that are so fire damaged by the Camp Fire they pose a danger of falling onto a public right-of-way or other public improved facility. Property owners must enroll in either the the Government Tree Program or the Private Tree Program for hazard tree removal. The deadline to submit enrollment paperwork is February 21, 2020.

The Town and County continue to work with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and FEMA to request public assistance funding for tree removal on private roads. Sign up to receive email updates as the tree removal program progresses.

Option 1: Government Tree Removal Program

The Town and County are working with CalOES and other federal and State partners in a hazard tree removal program to identify and remove hazard trees on private property that pose a threat to fall onto a public right-of-way or other public improved facility. The Government Tree Program is available at no out-of-pocket cost to property owners who complete and sign a Tree Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow access to private property for tree removal. Property owners must submit the Tree ROE form by close of business on February 21, 2020 to participate in the Government Tree Program. Download the Right-of-Entry Form. Download the Right-of-Entry Form in Spanish.

By submitting the Tree ROE form, property owners are granting permission for contractors hired by the State to safely and efficiently remove hazard trees to clear the way for rebuilding. To avoid duplication of benefits, residents may be required to remit a portion of insurance claim payments specifically reserved for tree removal. There are no out-of-pocket expenses regardless of the actual cost of the tree removal.

Additional information for the Government Tree Program will be added to this webpage.

Submit Right-of-Entry Forms

Return via Mail
ATTN: Tree Removal ROE Processing Center
205 Mira Loma Dr. Ste 50
Oroville CA 95965

Return in Person 

Butte County Library, Paradise Branch
Community Room-5922 Clark Road, Paradise
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note: The Chico and Oroville Tree ROE Collection Centers are closed as of January 17, 2020.

E-mail to: TreeROE@buttecounty.net  (Please note: Tree ROE Forms and Inspection Access Forms must be initialed by hand)

ROE Information Line: 530.552.3030

Option 2: Private Tree Program

Property owners who choose not to participate in the Government Tree Program for hazard trees must remove their own hazard trees in order to comply with Town and County ordinances. An inspection will be conducted to confirm all hazard trees that pose a threat to fall onto the public right-of-way are removed. Property owner should complete the Private Tree Program Inspection Access Form if you plan to remove hazard trees yourself or if you already removed the hazard trees. The deadline to submit the Inspection Access Form is also close of business on February 21, 2020.

Submit Inspection Access Forms

Return via Mail
ATTN: Tree Removal Processing Center
205 Mira Loma Dr. Ste 50
Oroville CA 95965

Return in Person 

Butte County Library, Paradise Branch
Community Room-5922 Clark Road, Paradise
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: The Chico and Oroville Tree ROE Collection Centers are closed as of January 17, 2020.

E-mail to: TreeROE@buttecounty.net  (Please note: Tree ROE Forms and Inspection Access Forms must be initialed by hand)

Private Tree Program Information Line: 530.552.3030

Letters Sent to Property Owners

Information packets were sent to property owners who may have hazard trees rooted on their property that could impact the public right-of-way. The packets included a letter explaining the requirement to remove hazard trees, a copy of the Tree ROE, and a copy of the Private Program Inspection Access Form.

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