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Hazardous Tree Information

Tips for Recreating or Other Activities in a Beetle-Hit Area

  • Remember, falling trees are always a hazard when traveling in the forest.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid dense patches of dead trees. They can fall without warning.
  • Stay out of the forest when there are strong winds that could blow down trees. If you are already in the forest when the winds kick up, head to a clearing out of reach of any potential falling trees.
  • Place tents and park vehicles in areas where they will not be hit if dead trees fall.
  • When driving in remote areas of the forest, park close to a main road rather than on a spur or one-way section. If trees fall across the road, you may be trapped
  • Bring an ax or chainsaw to remove fallen trees from roads incase you become trapped.
  • Do not rely only cell phones for safety as there is no coverage in many areas of the national forest.

Remember- your safety is your responsibility!