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Tahoe tree removal, defensible space workshops set for contractors

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team is hosting two workshops for local defensible space and tree removal contractors:

• North Shore: 8:30-11 a.m. April 23, North Tahoe Fire Protection District Station 51, 222 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

• South Shore: 8:30-11 a.m. April 30, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market St., Stateline.

Parties interested in attending either workshop should RSVP by Friday, April 17, by emailing bbarr@trpa.org.

Contractors attending either training will be included on the 2015 Tree Removal and Defensible Space Contractor List provided to residents participating in defensible space grant programs, requesting tree removal permits, or receiving defensible space inspections.

According to a news release, attendees will receive training on:

• Tree removal and defensible space regulations in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Code of Ordinances.

• Fire agency defensible space requirements and available grant programs.

• TRPA’s online Tree Removal Permit Application tool.

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team consists of representatives of Lake Tahoe Basin fire agencies, Calfire, Nevada Division of Forestry and related state agencies, TRPA, US Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, California Tahoe Conservancy, and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Visit tahoefft.org to learn more.

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