Fire Hazard Tree Removal

As part of its ongoing efforts to be prepared for and help residents be prepared for wildfires, the City launched an innovative, grant-funded, Fire Hazard Tree Removal program to help residents prepare for wildfires. The tree removal is offered at no cost to the residents.

Brush clearance and removing hazard trees are important ways to create defensible space to make your home more fire-resistant and help firefighters defend your home.

Funding for Fire Hazard Tree Removal

This Fire Hazard Tree Removal program is funded by a Wildfire Resiliency grant the City from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC). The goal of this grant is to decrease fire hazards and fuel loading within the Malibu city limits. Residents with dead and dying hazard trees can sign up to have those trees removed for free. A licensed arborist will work with Public Safety staff and the homeowners to identify and assess trees that pose a fire hazard, map them out, and schedule them for removal.

Hazard Tree Removal application process

Residents should contact the Fire Safety office at or 310-456-2489 during normal City business hours to be added to the Hazard Tree Removal application notification list. Once the application period opens, you will be notified via email to apply.