Tree Mortality

Are your trees a safety hazard?

Amador County has thousands of dead and dying trees that are threatening public safety and infrastructure as a result of the extended drought, disease and insect attack, specifically the Bark Beetle. However, this issue is not exclusive to Amador County as it is a state-wide issue as a proclaimed state of emergency proclaimed by the governer of California.

 

Don’t let a falling trees be a danger to your home and family. Below are links and information to help you take a proactive approach to securing the safety of your home & loved ones.

The California Forest Stewardship Helpline
Is Ready For Your Call

A Registered Professional Forester (RPF) isavailable for your questions.
Call 1-800-738-TREE
or Email forestryhelp@gmail.com

We hope you will find the following informative and helpful. The list of Licensed Timber Operators (loggers), Tree Service Companies and Registered Professional Foresters is provided for your convenience. This is not an endorsement by the Amador Fire Safe Council or Amador County.

POSSIBLE TREE MORTALITY FUNDING FOR PRIVATE LANDOWNERS
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICES – NEWS RELEASE

Federal Funding Available to Address Tree Mortality on Private Forestlands, Davis, Calif, Nov. 7, 2016
“Landowners with dead trees on non-industrial private conifer forestlands in Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Tuolumne counties may be eligible for financial assistance. Funding is available through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Interested applicants are encouraged to get their applications to their local NRCS service center as soon as possible. NRCS will process applications and visit an applicant’s property prior to December 9, 2016. There will be additional funding opportunities in 2017.”

Click Here to visit the NRCS website and find more information on this program.

Eligible landowners are encouraged to contact their local county NRCS service center
for more information and to apply: NCRS Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties – (209) 223-6535.

AMADOR COUNTY TREE MORTALITY TASK FORCE

The Amador County Tree Mortality Task Force was developed to provide information, resources, and connections to Amador County residents in response to the tree mortality crisis. The purpose of the task force is to identify priority areas for tree removal by identifying overlap of dead trees with critical infrastructure within the County.

Amador County has thousands of dead and dying trees that are threatening public safety and infrastructure. Therefore, the Amador County Tree Mortality Task Force has developed a website to provide information, resources, and connections to Amador County residents in response to the tree mortality crisis.To learn more visit www.amadortreemortality.com

GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS STATE OF EMERGENCY IN 2015

Tree mortality due to the extended drought, disease and insect attack is a state-wide issue that warranted the Governor’s proclamation of a State of Emergency in 2015.

There has been a dramatic increase in tree mortality throughout much of the Sierra Nevada on both public and private land. Recognition of this situation motivated local governments into taking action to both participate in statewide efforts to address the problem and to secure funding for treatments on county land. It also created the impetus for Amador County to aggressively tackle this public threat and are investigating avenues of help for private landowners who have experienced significant mortality on their properties, and to assist landowners who need to know how to diagnose potential problems and if possible, take steps to reduce their risk.