Soule park tree removal chainsaw Jan 24 2023

Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts

Crews work to remove dozens of trees Ventura County determined to be dead after an ag report found pesticide use contributed to their demise. The removal is taking place on Jan. 24, 2023. 

The trees that were determined to be dead by Ventura County government are being cut down and removed today, Jan. 24, at Soule Park in Ojai. 

Ojai Valley News video by Holly Roberts

Trees that were determined to be dead and recently surrounded by yellow caution tape are being cut down by Ventura County at Soule Park on Jan. 24, 2023. 

Soule Park one tree down Jan 24 2023

Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts

One of the large trees Ventura County determined to be dead is cut down at Soule Park on Jan. 24, 2023.

In February, the Ojai Valley News reported that herbicide use was linked to the death of the trees. In 2022, the county worked to obtain a CalFire grant to fund the removal and replacement of the trees. 

Soule Park trees cut down Jan 24 2023

Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts

Trees are cut down at Soule Park that Ventura County determined to be dead, Jan. 24, 2023. The death was linked to use of herbicides according to an agricultural report. 

Soule Park trees yellow tape Jan 2023

Photo by Peter Strauss

Trees at Soule Park determined to be dead by Ventura County are sectioned off with yellow caution tape in early January 2023.