Citizens for Fire Safe Forests is a group of Mendocino County firefighters and residents working to stop the practice of killing and leaving dead standing trees in our forests. Killing and leaving dead standing trees is a practice done by many companies (especially Mendocino Redwood Company or MRC) and is known as "hack'n'squirt" because the practice involves hacking into and injecting poison into the tree. We believe that intentionally killed standing dead trees pose an unnecessary risk to firefighters, citizens and property.
|Ted Williams, fire chief for the Albion Little River Fire District says poisoned trees, which turn silver after dying, background, near Comptche are fire hazards. The land is owned by Mendocino Redwood Company and uses the hack-and-squirt method to kill oak trees in order to bring back a redwood canopy, Friday April 17, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)|