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Redwoods Dying On Friant Road In NE Fresno

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A small forest of trees on Friant Road in northeast Fresno used to be a sight to behold. But now lack of water is stressing the redwoods and in several spots it's become a fire hazard.

The trees on the buffer on the east side of Friant Road were planted in the late 80's.  They were planted by the Woodward Lake Homeowners Association.   

But many of the trees in a one mile stretch are dying.  Most of the 30 dead trees are redwoods. A master Gardner with Tree Fresno says redwoods are always thirsty and it takes a lot of water for them to survive a hot Valley summer.

A lot of the trees are tinder dry.  An administrator in the City of Fresno's Public Works Office told KMPH News the area teeters on being a public nuisance.  Once it reaches that status the homeowners association would be required to clean up the mess.

The City of Fresno is also having trouble with its trees in the median on Friant Road.  There is no irrigation system so the trees have to be watered with a tanker truck.  Some have died and may have to be yanked out.

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