INCIDENT ACTION PLAN AND REGULATIONS
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 tree mortality resulting from five years of unprecedented drought and the resulting bark beetle infestations across large regions of the State.

Documents

EXECUTIVE ORDER (10-30-2015), Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Bolster State's Response To Unprecedented Tree Die-Off
View the original Executive Order

EXECUTIVE ORDER B-42-17 (9-1-2017), Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Bolster State's Response To Unprecedented Tree Die-Off
View the updated Executive Order

This is an explanation of the 19 Directives within the Executive Order related to tree mortality
View the Tree Mortality Explanation of Directives within the Executive Order

The Incident Action Plan was developed in response to the Executive Order related to tree mortality
View the full Incident Action Plan

These guidelines assist in the implementation of Governor Brown’s October 30, 2015 Emergency Proclamation for dead/dying tree removal in High Hazard Zones.
View the Guidelines for High Hazard Zone Tree Removal

These hazard tree guidelines provide a means to identify and abate hazard from trees that are likely to fail and cause injury to either people or property on Forest Service system roads or at Forest Service facilities in California.
View the Hazard Tree Guidelines for U.S. Forest Service Facilities and Roads in the Pacific Southwest Region

The California Forest Practice Rules were prepared for California Licensed Timber Operators and California Registered Professional Foresters
View the 2017 California Forest Practice Rules

This document focuses on the 10 high priority counties identified by the Tree Mortality Task Force as suffering severe mortality.
View the Tree Mortality: Facts and Figures Report

 

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.