BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks Department has sent teams to clear the pile of debris from the recent storm that hit the city this week.
RPD dispatched a team from the tree section. Park Rangers; and the Jan. 4 Operations, Rangers, and Maintenance Support Team (STORM) will be answering calls regarding the impact of the storm in the city and cleaning up affected areas.
Teams from the Recreation and Parks Department cut down more than 20 trees that had fallen or lost large branches. The damage was caused by unusually high winds, and as a result, recreation and park teams continued working through the night until the early hours of January 5th.
RPD staff worked directly with the Bakersfield Police Department to remove trees and hazardous debris from streets and sidewalks. The next morning, he added that more than 25 fallen trees had been removed and park staff inspected all public areas to ensure the park, streets and sidewalks were free of obstructions.
The mayor’s weekly memo stated that many of the more than 45 trees removed were on private property, not city trees.
The city said it has made tree maintenance a priority to make it less likely that trees will be endangered during storms.