Butte County Fire Safe Council

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Butte County Fire Safe Council

Butte County Fire Safe Council

We provide wildland fire mitigation and recovery services to communities in Butte County, California.

🪳Bark Beetles: Day 5Take Action👂Stay informed through local forest service updates.🥾Participate in community forest management programs.🗣Report suspected bark beetle activity to authorities.Contact your local ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist immediately.For more information: www.readyforwildfire.org/wildfire-resiliency/bark-beetle-information/bark-beetle-campaign-toolkit/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🪳Bark Beetle Ecological and Human Impacts👣Altered Ecosystems: Widespread tree death changes habitats and disrupts ecosystems.🔥Increased Wildfire Risk: Dead trees serve as dry fuel, escalating wildfire dangers.🪵Safety and Economic Risks: Dead trees can pose risks in populated or recreational areas and impact the timber industry.For more information:www.fire.ca.gov/What-We-Do/Natural-Resource-Management/Forest-Entomology-and-Pathology-Program ... See MoreSee Less
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🪳Bark Beetle Management Strategies🌲Forest Thinning: Reduces tree competition for water and nutrients.🛢Insecticides: Used selectively on high-value or strategically important trees.🐁Natural Predators: Introduction of predators may control beetle populations.👀Monitoring and Removal: Infested trees are identified and removed to limit spread. ... See MoreSee Less
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