As part of the City of Malibu’s ongoing efforts to be prepared for and help residents be prepared for wildfires, the City is launching an innovative, grant-funded, free fire hazard tree removal to help residents prepare for wildfires. 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. This service is funded by a $324,000 Wildfire Resiliency grant the City recently received from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The goal of this grant is to decrease fire hazards and fuel loading within the City of Malibu. 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.