The City of Santa Rosa has contracted with American Tree Medics to assess 3,000-5,000 trees throughout Santa Rosa’s fire-impacted neighborhoods. The company is using a method prescribed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine which trees in the public right of way are hazardous and should be removed, as well as assessing trees that are on private property and have the potential to fall into the public right of way. American Tree Medics began work in December and their report is due in February. The company is on track to meet that schedule. Once the arborist report is completed, the City will contract for tree removal service. Removal of hazardous trees is expected to begin 2-3 months after completion of the arborists report. Additional information on the schedule for tree removal within specific neighborhood areas will be provided to residents in advance of initiating the project.