Hazard Tree Subcommittee

The Hazard Tree Subcommittee (HTSC) provides and promotes the application of an effective risk management process when working in hazard tree environments and conducting chain saw operations. Primary objectives include:

  • Provide products to assist in the identification and mitigation of risk factors and decision-making ability in the hazard tree environment.
  • Provide analysis and guidance to the interagency wildland fire community concerning tree hazard identification and mitigation, chain saw and cross-cut saw operations, and tree felling operations in wildland fire.
  • Produce various hazard tree training products and reference materials designed to reduce hazard tree related accidents and maintain consistency and standardization among the NWCG partners.


Mack McFarland
NWCG Coordinator: 
Tim Blake
Parent Committee: 
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