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Trees near college to be removed

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Some trees on the Lake Tahoe Community College District property are being removed as part of a forest fire prevention program.

This program will include removing trees on in order to reduce the rate of spread, duration and intensity of forest fires by reducing forest fire fuel.

Trees to be removed will be less than 24 inches in diameter measured at 8 inches above ground level.

The project began on campus on June 14 and may take several weeks to complete as the timber operator will work on adjacent locations including City and California-Tahoe Conservancy property at the same time, said college spokeswoman Christina Proctor.

The project should not disrupt to classes or other events on campus.

The project is conducted by the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, in collaboration with the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.