Creating and maintaining defensible space requires reducing fuel that grows seasonally and accumulates on the landscape over time. While a Fire Strong Design depends on a holistic approach, fuel reduction is a great place to start because it addresses the threat of radiant heat ignition and creates the foundation for our other strategies to perform.
"The goal here is not to eliminate fire but to interrupt fire’s path and keep flames smaller and on the ground."
-National Fire Protection Agency
ESTABLISH DEFENSIBLE SPACE AT HOME
100-200 ft out from the home
Brush & blackberry mulching
Tree limbing & canopy spacing
Leaf & debris clean up