Trees are often in the news. We will provide highlights and links here so you can stay in touch with what is going on in the wide world of trees.
Trees in Cities
- California AB 2231 – Sidewalk Repairs (Fuentes).
This bill would require a city, county, or city and county to repair any
sidewalk out of repair or pending reconstruction if that sidewalk is owned
by the local entity, or if the repairs are required as a result of damage
caused by plants or trees. The bill would provide that, if the local
entity fails to carry out the repairs, the local entity shall be liable
for any injury resulting from the failure to repair. .
- California AB 2556 – Electric Companies Tree
Trimming Practices (Allen). This bill would modify existing requirements
followed by electrical corporations and local publicly owned electric
utilities in the trimming of trees and other vegetation to adequately
protect public safety while implementing good forestry practices,
protecting heritage trees, and respecting community values.
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