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Analysis of post-fire tree removal finds much of it done correctly

First came the fires of September 2020, then came the crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to remove hazardous trees along roadways.

The crews were followed closely by complaints about the work they were doing, including charges that too many big trees were being taken down.

The Secretary of State's office investigated, and found ODOT learned some lessons along the way in the overall debris removal process. The analysis is not technically an audit, but an advisory report.

Ian Green and Kip Memmott from the Audit Division and a rep from ODOT office join us to go over the findings.

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