Residents living in Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties interested in a fire prevention program email

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CAL FIRE BDU Removes Old Trees in Yucaipa

You could call it a case of "out with the old and in with the new" as a fire crew from Pilot Rock Camp took down three dead cedar trees in Yucaipa this week and turned them into lumber.  The three trees were located in a large planter area in front of the Yucaipa Historical Museum located at 35136 Avenue "A".  The actual building is the original Yucaipa California Division of Forestry Fire Station.  The cedars were removed to make way for a newly designed area to be dedicated to the firefighters that have served in the City of Yucaipa.

Under the direction of San Bernardino Unit Forester Glenn Barley, the trees were taken down and turned into usable lumber.  The lumber is to be used as part of the railing for the driveway bridge at the new Yucaipa Sheriff's Station.  Any left over wood will also be used for other decorative purposes within the city of Yucaipa. 

Captain Steve Volmer explains to Unit Forester Glenn Barley his suggestion for taking the trees down
The man tasked with falling the trees and cutting the wood into lumber was Captain Steve Volmer from the San Bernardino Unit's Fenner Conservation Camp.  He was assisted by a fire crew from the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp. The primary work of taking the trees down and milling them into lumber was accomplished in two days.  The lumber sizes to be milled included 6x6, 2x6, 2x3, and 2x4 as far as the trees will go.
Captain Volmer making cut of upper portion of one of the trees to be taken down

Some of the left over wood milled from the fallen trees