It’s official—California is dealing with another extreme drought. And with temperatures warming up and drier-than-normal conditions adversely affecting vegetation, fire season is upon us once again. So, to all of our neighbors and friends that call Shasta County home—let’s get ready for fire season! Because we can all play a role in preventing destructive wildfires.   

 

What you can do to get ready for fire season

One of the most important steps you can take to make sure your property is protected from devasting wildfires is to create defensible space around your home. Here are three ways to do so:

  • Fire breaks and lot clearing—Go on the defense against uncontrolled fires by creating non-burn, defensible space around your home. This would include removing forested areas that are simply too close to structures on your property. 
  • Brush chipping and mastication—Fires need fuel, and brush and tree debris left on your property are just what a fire craves. Reduce this potential fuel source through brush chipping. Mastication is the process of grinding tree stumps down to wood chips. 
  • Pre-emergent herbicides—Stop weeds from taking over your property. Pre-emergents are used to create defensible space around your home by removing overgrown vegetation. Not only does this slow the spread of fire, but it gives firefighters space to do their job. 

How an expert can help

When you enlist the help and expertise of a trained arborist and tree service—like A-1 Tree Service & Stump Removal—you take the guesswork out of fire preparation. We specialize in fire breaks, lot clearing, brush chipping, mastication, and pre-emergents and will assist you in implementing a firescaping defense plan. We have the training, skills, and specialized machinery needed to tackle any size job.  

Fire preparation is something we should all do—it could save a home, a life, a community. Take the warnings seriously. And follow the recommendations on how you can prevent and prepare for wildfires from the experts at the Redding Fire Department.    

A-1 Tree Service & Stump Removal is eager to help you get your property ready for fire season. We are proud to serve our neighbors in the Redding and Shasta County area. Call us today! 

Learn more about firescaping to keep your property safe and secure.