The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency increased from six inches diameter the size of trees that property owners may remove without a permit to 14 inches. 

Reaction from the catastrophic wild fire at South Lake Tahoe, has prompted the TRPA to think about defensible space.  The Angora Fire Started on June 24, 2007 and destroyed 3,100 acres, 254 Homes and costs in excess of twelve million dollars to contain.

We also note that the TRPA has met with Lake Tahoe Fire Basin Chiefs and are showing a willingness to cooperate to make this national treasure safer for all of us.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates in our future blogs.

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