Measure C with its prohibitions on Oak tree removal encourages a hands-off management strategy that will increase the density of the Oak forests, new underbrush and an increase of fuel. This is anathema to a healthy Oak forest. Below is a quote from page 32 of this document. This is just another example of how poorly Measure C was thought out.
“Fire suppression beginning in the 1950s has changed the fire regime in oak woodlands from frequent, low -intensity fires to infrequent, high intensity, fires. Such high-intensity fires can lead to the loss of oak woodlands. Approximately 52% of Napa County‘s oak woodlands are at high or very high risk for fire. “
Napa County Voluntary Oak Woodland Management Plan, October 26, 2010