Redial Tahoe Re-Green and it should work
Tahoe Re-Green’s 1-800 number that has been in place for years was temporarily not working for an unknown period of time.
It’s fixed, however. And Tahoe Re-Green officials apologize for the inconvenience.
“It’s been working fine for three years. We’ve never had a problem until now and this had nothing to do with us,” Hagen said. “We’ll be happy to respond to requests for information about removing dead and dying trees.”
Bill Davis, a Tahoe Mountain resident, had called the number and received the following message: “You have reached the voice mailbox of the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. We are now accepting applications for the summer and fall semesters …”
“It was quite an ordeal (to get my trees cut down). It just wasn’t easy,” he said. “I don’t want to come down on them, but there are thousands of homeowners at Lake Tahoe who want to do this stuff. I’ve heard about Tahoe Re-Green for years, and their number is wrong. Wouldn’t they think, ‘Why aren’t we getting any calls?'”
The Nevada Division of Forestry and California Department of Forestry can issue permits to residents for tree removal. The agencies can issue permits for trees in several types of situations: hazardous trees, which are leaning against or toward a house, or trees in a strand that needs to be thinned, where trees are competing against each other for nutrients. Through the Bank of America, Tahoe Re-Green can help residents get low-interest loans to help them pay for removing the trees.
Who do you call when you want to chop down a tree?
Nevada residents: Nevada Division of Forestry, (775) 849-2500
California residents: California Department of Forestry, (530) 541-6564
Information for all residents: Tahoe Re-Green – and it does work now! – (800 )824-6347
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