Pinole to assess trees in area where two downed trees caused damage

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Pinole to assess trees in area where two downed trees caused damage
Photo of a eucalyptus tree courtesy of the City of Pinole.

The City of Pinole plans to reassess the condition of trees in an area of umaintained open space where two trees were downed in recent storms. One of the trees struck a residential structure and caused some damage.

The two trees toppled in an open space east of Pinole Valley Road and south of Samuel Street, according to the city. While trees in that city-owned area had been assessed by the city back in 2014, leading to the clearing of those that posed a threat, the recent extreme weather has destablized existing trees, prompting the need to reassess the area.

While the city hopes to begin assessing the trees next week, trees cannot be cut down in rainy weather, so the work is contingent upon upcoming weather, according to the city.

Anyone with concerns about trees on city-owned property are asked to contact the city’s Public Works Department through email at [email protected] or by phone at 510-724-9010.