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.