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Capital Improvement Project

Removal of Fire-Damaged Hazardous Street Trees

Estimated Construction Schedule: Slated to begin June, 2019 and is anticipated to be completed October, 2019.
Construction Contract Amount: $250,680
Project ID #: 2260
Description: The City contracted a certified arborist to perform a field survey of all street trees (those in the public right-of-way) in the areas affected by the fires. The Arborist Report identified approximately 700 street trees as being a potential hazard and recommended for removal. Beginning late June through October 2019, a contractor will begin removal of hazardous fire-damaged street trees in the burn scar areas, which will include grinding of the tree stumps and filling the planter strips with fresh soil. The trees to be removed will be identified by a red mark on their trunks. Project work hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday Friday.

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Slated for construction in August 2019: The contract was awarded to Arborist Now to remove approximately 700 street trees in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove. The project started on July 1, 2019 in Coffey Park, and as of July 19, the majority of street trees were removed. Stump grinding crew is about one week behind the tree removal crew. On the week of July 22, the contractor started tree removal operation in the southerly end of Fountaingrove at Mendocino Ave. The sequence of operation in terms of area is no longer an important factor, but to minimize public inconvenience within the fire recovery area is the main focus. That said, the contractor moves its operation based on the availability of open area instead of prohibiting street parking.

Hazardous Street Tree Removal FAQ's:


Danny Chen
Assistant Engineer
City of Santa Rosa

David Montague
Supervising Engineer
City of Santa Rosa
(707) 543-3860

Greg Loraditch
Civil Engineering Tech III
City of Santa Rosa

Other Information:
Invitation for Bids *Not for Bidding Purposes*
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Map of street trees to be removed under this contract
Coffey Park Street Tree Removal List
Fountaingrove Street Tree Removal List
June 2019 RC Updates
Home Owner Notification Letter
Home Owner Notification Letter Spanish
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Note: All dates and times are subject to change.