It sounds idyllic to enjoy the privacy and natural beauty of a forested property – and it really is, but you will have to be aware that there are a few special considerations when it comes to maintaining and protecting such a property.
These are three very important things to know about living on a forested property.
You should never underestimate the destructive potential of a wildfire, so fire mitigation should be in the top of your priorities list. It typically consists in landscaping around the house using vegetation species that do not help spreading the fire, removing dead tree limbs, raking fallen leaves and getting rid of dead vegetation in general, using fireproof construction materials, ensuring water supply as well as easy access for firemen and their vehicles, in the case they are needed etc.
Periodic roof maintenance is something that every homeowner should consider, but it is even more important if you live on a forested property. That`s because your roof is more exposed to falling tree limbs, cones, leaves, bird droppings etc. It's most important to have a tree removal company come in and eliminate some of those hazards.
You will have to protect yourself and your pets from ticks, as they can spread diseases (e.g. Lyme disease). Keep your property clean of leaf litter and weeds, and use insect repellent solutions suitable for humans and animals alike.
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