Highway 101 Rocks Road Tree Removal


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT)
Document Title
Highway 101 Rocks Road Tree Removal
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
Caltrans proposes to enhance safety for the traveling public on US 101 near Rocks Road in San Benito County. An Arborist has assessed the condition of the grove of Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus globulus) adjacent to US 101 on both the northbound and southbound highway roadsides and in the median. Approximately 228 trees that are in declining health or that exhibit structural weakness or imbalance will be cut down. After the trees are cut, the stumps will be ground and/or treated with herbicide to prevent re-growth. The trees identified for removal are scattered throughout the grove; the entire grove will not be removed. The scope of the project also includes replacement planting with native species of trees and shrubs.

Contact Information

Sunny McBride
Agency Name
Caltrans District 5
Job Title
Environmental Stewardship Branch Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Prunedale, San Juan Bautista
San Benito
Cross Streets
Highway 101 and Rocks Road

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Tree management along Highway 101)
Local Actions
Tree Management
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Transportation, Vegetation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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