Here’s what you can do in Spring to reduce your risk of wildfire and promote tree health:

  • Prepare defensible space.

  • Remove dead and bark beetle-infested trees.

  • Bark beetles are most active now and in summer—be careful not to damage remaining trees as fresh wood attracts beetles.

  • If possible, remove freshly cut wood. Otherwise, cover, lop or chip infested wood—and do not place near healthy trees.

  • Following an extended period of little to no rain, sparingly water high-value trees. Use best watering practices.

  • Now is the time to plant new trees, as long as irrigation is available.