The U.S. Forest Service estimates that over 163 million trees have died in the state since 2010, due to prolonged drought and epidemic infestations of bark beetles. This has raised concern for forest health and heightened wildfire danger. Amador County has thousands of dead and dying trees that are threatening public safety and infrastructure. Therefore, the Amador County Tree Mortality Task Force has developed this site to provide information and resources to Amador County residents in response to the tree mortality crisis.
The Amador County Tree Mortality Program has removed over 6000 hazardous trees since 2017 in order to protect County maintained infrastructure, primarily roadways.