TREE MORTALITY
PROTECT YOURSELF & OUR FORESTS ALONG HIGHWAYS

Caltrans is identifying and marking dead and dying hazardous trees that could impact the safety of the traveling public along the state highway. Some of these trees could fall toward the roadway from your property, blocking traffic or causing injury and damage.

Learn more about how Caltrans is responding to massive tree die-off along the state highway system. View the March 2017 issue of the Mile Marker, a Caltrans Performance Report.

Marked trees along highways in your neighborhood may be on federal, state, county or private property. Written permission must be provided by all affected property owners before Caltrans can perform its work. There is no cost to you for hazardous tree removal.

If you receive a "Permission to Enter" form in the mail, please sign and return or submit it electronically by the deadline indicated on the form. View the Permission to Enter process.

 

Related Links

Public Education

  • Tree Mortality Task Force

    The Tree Mortality Task Force is comprised of state and federal agencies, local governments, utilities, and various stakeholders that will coordinate emergency protective actions, and monitor ongoing conditions to address the vast tree mortality resulting from four years of unprecedented drought and the resulting bark beetle infestations across large regions of the State.

  • CALFIRE Bark Beetles and Dead Trees

    Millions of California trees are dead, increasing the risk of wildfire. Learn more about bark beetles, dead tree removal and seasonal actions.