California Grant Speeds Up Tree Removal

CAL FIRE recently announced that $6 million has been awarded in a one-time grant to help high-priority counties with the evaluation, identification, removal, and disposal of dead trees that threaten public rights-of-ways and infrastructure. The state is trying to find ways to clear millions of dead trees — between 2010 and 2018, 129 million trees statewide have died through a combination of drought stress and bark beetle infestation, according to CAL FIRE.