Santa Ana Winds and Cuts to Tree-trimming Budgets

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Thousands of trees have fallen since those high Santa Ana winds began last Wednesday night. Many still haven't been cleaned up. In the City of Los Angeles, the Urban Forestry staff was reduced last year from 230 to less than 100. That left every inspector responsible for 150,000 trees, and even in normal times it takes 24 to 48 hours to deal with just one fallen tree limb.

Credits

Guests:
Bill Bogaard - City of Pasadena, Andy Lipkis - Founder and President of Tree People - @treepeople_org

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner