Remove unhealthy/dead/dangerous trees

Remove unhealthy, dead, or dangerous trees
Hazards
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Remove unhealthy/dead/dangerous trees near moderate to highly critical roads, bridges and rail lines and around utility poles and wires.

Capital Cost

Moderate – labor and equipment costs can be high

Operations & Maintenance

Low – assume initial process will removal problematic trees

Effectiveness

Moderate/High – removal of dead/unhealthy/dangerous trees will reduce the potential of fallen debris

Flexibility

High – can be done in a phased approach as needed

Barriers to Implementation

Labor and equipment; coordination with responsible entities (e.g., utilities), community resistance to tree removal

Equity

Ensure that clearance is prioritized across a range of equity areas, and consider re-planting removed trees

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