Logs Are Littering California Towns as Trees Are Cut to Prevent Wildfires

 wsj.com  06/14/2019 09:30:00  2  Jim Carlton

PARADISE, CalifAs contractors rush to cut down trees so that this community decimated by a wildfire last year doesnt burn again, theyre creating a fresh problem: piles of timber everywhere.

The stacks are visible throughout the charred remains of Paradise. One of the biggest sits along Skyway Road on the outskirts of town, where contractors working for utility PG&E Corp. have stacked more than 3,000 logs over the past month, according to a worker. Smaller stacks could be seen on residential and business lots, some of...

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