Bastrop County’s Ready to Go Green
A local company has pledged to invest $18 million in land and equipment to harvest dead and decaying trees killed in the Labor Day Fires last year in Bastrop County.
Some have called it a profitable solution to clearing some of the devastated land. KUT’s Andy Uhler talks with Vicky Garza, a reporter for the Austin Business Journal, about how the investment is not only poised to bring jobs to Central Texas, but will also spell relief for some Bastrop landowners.
For some landowners it will be a huge relief because a lot of assistance is going to dry up in the coming months. And that’s going to leave tens of thousands of scorched trees in Bastrop County and some landowners can have as many as three hundred trees, and it costs about $300 a tree to have them removed.