Preventing wildfires, injuries and property damage


In and around California foothill communities, drought-impacted trees continue to die by the thousands from bark beetle.


Tree mortality rates in the southern and central Sierra Nevada have reached 100 percent in some areas. This tree mortality continues throughout other parts of California and as far north as Shasta County.


Compromised trees are a hazard to people and property. They can fall on power lines and homes without warning and cause injuries, property damage, power outages and wildfires. As a result, PG&E continues the work we began in 2014, conducting multiple tree inspections and removals in affected areas.


What we're doing to keep you safe

PG&E is out in force in the Sierra inspecting and cutting down dead and dying trees to prevent them from falling into power lines, potentially causing wildfires or power outages.


  • We cut down dead trees near our powerlines at no cost to customers
  • Free wood management may be available to qualifying properties
  • We try to contact customers in person and with letters, door hangers and phone calls
  • If you have questions regarding potential tree work on your property, call 1-800-743-5000


Wood Management Program

This service is available at no cost to qualified customers. Customers must reside in counties that have declared tree mortality emergencies, following the Governor’s State of Emergency Declaration to address drought conditions and bark beetle infestations.

Be aware of power line locations

Pruning trees next to high voltage power lines is extremely dangerous. Only people who receive special training are permitted to work within 10 feet of lines according to the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA).


Pruning trees next to high voltage power lines is extremely dangerous. Only people who receive special training are permitted to work within 10 feet of lines according to the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA).