Parkway trimmed of fire hazards - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee:
Work has begun to trim trees near homes in areas along the American River Parkway in order to prevent dangerous fires next summer.
Steve Flannery, chief ranger for Sacramento County parks, said the main objective is to reduce the risk of fire getting into tree tops. Tree canopy fires are especially destructive, fast-moving and difficult to control.
'Lower tree branches will be limbed up to eight feet, ladder fuels, such as vines, will be cut and dead wood will be removed,' he said.