Tree Mortality Task Force Statewide effort
The goals of these efforts are to remove dead trees in order to protect public infrastructure: roadways, utility lines, water systems, public buildings, and communities. So far about 425,000 of the dead trees have been removed. For the time being with resources stretched, areas away from infrastructure and communities cannot be aided. Both local and state tree mortality groups have developed collaborative efforts to remove hazardous trees, responsibly dispose of the material, meet permitting requirements, and seek funding. Additionally, existing task forces have developed outreach material to increase public awareness, coordinated tree heath evaluations for private landowners, and provided funding and technical assistance.