(KRON) — The San Rafael Fire Department is warning residents to remove Italian cypress trees in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Pre-citation letters have been sent out to residents who currently have Italian cypress trees on their property, the fire department said. Those who do not remove the trees by September 4 can face a fine of $250.

The City of San Rafael has a program in place to help wildfire mitigation. For more on that, click here.

Meanwhile, the City of Orinda is advising people to remove bamboo and juniper trees within 10 feet of roadways by December 31.