Hazard Tree Removal Process

On the report you receive from the Forest Service, Fire Prevention, if items are checked and the comments describe the tree/s in question please follow the instructions.

Removal of a “hazard” tree” involves a process that should be followed.  The Forest Service is currently formulating a comprehensive process to account for these hazard trees on cabin lots.

If any items are checked on the inspection form the Recreation Residence Permit Holder shall comply per the terms and conditions of the permit:

  1. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTSIn exercising the privileges granted by this permit, the holder shall comply with all present and future federal laws and regulations and all present and future state, county, and municipal laws, regulations, and other legal requirements that apply to the permit area, to the extent they do not conflict with federal law, regulations, or policy. The Forest Service assumes no responsibility for enforcing laws, regulations, and other legal requirements that fall under the jurisdiction of other governmental entities.

Please follow the guidelines listed below.

1)      Recreation Residence Permit Holder may ask for an inspection of the tree/s by the Forest Service to confirm that it is truly a “hazard” or check your inspection report;

2)      If the inspection form LE-100 states that the RR owner has a dead tree within the threat zone 30 – 100 foot, they need to request approval from District Ranger to remove;

3)      Send an e-mail or letter titled “hazard tree removal” and a  copy of the report and pictures of the trees in question to Becky, or you can call her at 858-674-2977 with a verbal request.

4)      Please contact Becky Brand, Special Use Administrator, at the Cleveland NF office  by email @ or Cleveland NF, 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego CA 92127, Becky will work with the District Ranger for final written approval.


You can find additional information about fire and maintenance issues on the Create Defensible Space page.



MLIA Board Meeting

  • November 5, 2016 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • This meeting will be held at CABIN #716 in Boiling Springs Tract.


All Board meetings are open and

all cabin owners are welcome to attend the meeting.




The Mount Laguna Fire Safe Council has set up a dumpster on the old Air Force base.

It is located just off Sunrise Highway just Northwest of the Boiling Springs tract.


The lock for the gate has been changed to a key lock. The key can be obtained from the Mount Laguna Store during their regular business hours. Please return the key to the store immediately after completing the dumpster drop off.


Please remember and follow the dumpster “etiquette” guidelines:

  • Only leaves, pine needles, and pinecones may be put in the dumpster.

  • DO NOT put plastic bags full of debris into the dumpster.

  • All bags must be emptied into the dumpster.

  • Take the empty plastic bags away.

    Please do not leave them at the dumpster site!

  • Place leaves, needles and cones at the rear of the dumpster.


A brush pile is adjacent to the dumpster. Branches up to 6″ in diameter can be disposed of in the brush pile. Please put your branches as far back into the pile as possible.


For more information about the defensible space requirements

or safe equipment use, check out the Fire Safe Council web page at:


If you have any questions or issues, please contact Joe Cochran, MLFSC President, at

619-540-4616 or