Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council

MRFSC's grant from CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund has reached its capacity.

As of 02-01-2018 all funds have been committed, so we cannot accept more trees for consideration at this time.

If your tree threatens Edison power lines, you can call Edison at 800-640-3652. If your tree is dying from bark beetles you can call CAL FIRE Pilot Rock at 909-338-2812. Each group may be able to assist you in removal pending inspection.

MRFSC will apply for additional funds as new grants are announced.  Please check back for details - or reach out to us via the Contact page to be put on a notification list.

Eligible properties must be less than five (5) acres and located in the Mountain Rim Communities between the Crestline area and Green Valley Lake, as well as Waterman Canyon.

MRFSC's program is designed to help subsidize the cost of removing hazardous dead trees. The contribution towards this cost may range between 10% and 100% depending on the gross household income.

Due to the scope and complexity of the work requested, MRFSC may not be able to commit to certain projects or expenses, and there maybe maximum subsidies per tree and per property.

If you need help completing the form, please contact us at 866-923-3473, or via email via the contact page.

Final determinations,  and exceptions to any criteria, are at the discretion of the MRFSC board of directors.

What is eligible?

1. A tree that is dead and/or dying (at least 67% dead)

2. The tree has a "target", something it could damage if it fell, i.e. a house, structure, street, etc.

What is NOT covered?

1. A tree that threatens Edison power lines - this may be eligible under Edison's Hazardous Tree Removal program.  Property owner must call Edison first, at 800-640-3652 and have Edison inspect the tree for eligibility under its program.

2. Trees with dead branches only, the grant does not cover trimming or pruning.

An application is required. Information about the tree and household income is required. All information is confidential. MRFSC volunteers and MRFSC pre-qualified tree contractors inspect the tree in question and a decision is made as to final eligibility.  MRFSC will contribute 10 - 100% of the cost of removing the hazard, based upon household income. The formula for calculation is very broad in scope so most households on the mountain will qualify for some assistance.


Please fill out the form to the left to begin the process. Thank you for helping create defensible space in our mountains and making our neighborhoods and communities more FIRE SAFE!