In response to landowner complaints, PG&E has agreed to remove all woody debris that is "reasonably accessible" and is:
greater than 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet or greater in length; and
within 100 feet of a structure or foundation or within 20 feet of main roads, driveways and private roads; or
· on a steep banks with a potential target of waterways or roadways.
PG&E will not compensate the landowners for the timber it removes and it may take up to three months to do the work.
And what is "reasonably accessible"? What does PG&E plan to do with all of the timber?
While many landowners may agree this is a waste of time, or too little too late; some may want to take advantage of the program. If so, the participation deadline: December 31, 2015.