Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. What is defensible space? Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the weeds that surround it. Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home.
Safety in numbers
1. General Liability: $2,000,000
2. Automobile Insurance: $1,000,000
3. Workman’s Compensation: $1,000,000
4. Each towing and/or crew vehicle has on-board (1) fire extinguisher and round-point shovels.
5. Each tractor has on-board (1) 2-1/2 gallon water extinguisher and (1) fire extinguisher.
CAL FIRE recommended defensible space: 100’ clearance around buildings, structures, decks, etc.
…extends 30 feet out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.
Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation).
Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.
Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.
Relocate woodpiles into Zone 2.
Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows.
Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks.
Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.
…extends 100 feet out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.
Cut or mow annual grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches.
Create horizontal spacing between shrubs and trees.
Create vertical spacing between grass, shrubs and trees.
Remove fallen leaves, needles, twigs, bark, cones, and small branches. However, they may be permitted to a depth of 3 inches.
For more information please visit: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/
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Ant’s Tractor Mowing provides tractor mowing and the heavy-duty weed abatement services that are necessary to create defensible space that protects homes, businesses, and farm or ranch structures.