Removing wildfire wood

 

PG&E workers cleaning up the wood debrisCalifornia wildfires in 2020, 2021 and 2022 have devastated many communities throughout PG&E's service area. After these wildfires, we work to restore power quickly and safely to customers. This process includes inspecting and cutting down trees that pose a safety risk to work crews or electric equipment. This work is done in coordination with CAL FIRE and other wildfire-response agencies.


Wood larger than six inches in diameter is left on site as it is the legal property of the landowner. However, we know this wood can be a burden. The Wildfire Wood Management Program was formed to safely remove accessible wood left on landowners’ property due to PG&E’s emergency wildfire response efforts. Our hope is that this will allow landowners and communities to focus on healing and rebuilding.



DOWNLOAD OUR WILDFIRE WOOD REMOVAL PERMISSION FORM (PDF, 178 KB)

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