Colorado`s real estate market is hot due to the quality of life here and the booming economy. Denver and Colorado Springs are some of the very best places to live in the US, and the state is also home of some of the most breathtaking places to visit, especially in the Rocky Mountain region
If you are looking for a forested property, there are many communities you will probably love. These are only a few recommendations.
Black Forest area
Located North of Colorado Springs, this community offers privacy and properties tucked away in gorgeous yellow pine trees.
Set amid forested peaks, Telluride is a former Victorian mining town and is ranked as the best small town in the US. There are heavily forested lands and lots for sale in the area, some of them being surrounded entirely by national forest.
Situated right in the heart of the Rockies, Yampa offers big luxury ranches and forested properties with the terrain boasting a nice mix of dark timber, aspen grove and open meadows, where you can live in the company of elks, deer, bears and other wildlife.
Pagosa Springs area
In the area of this beautiful town, there are plenty of mountainous ranch properties that you can make a home from.
It's important to note that living in such beautiful forested areas there is also a reason to have a tree service company conduct tree removal to keep your home and property safe.
Trees are some of the most beautiful landscaping elements, and having them on your property is great – and not just for aesthetic reasons. However, in some cases, trees can become dangerous to keep, that is when they become damaged severely, or diseased and the need for fire mitigation on your property. In this situation, removal may be the only option to protect your property and prevent people and animal injury that may occur due to fallen tree or large branches.
If you must remove a tree from your property, you should know that this operation should not be taken lightly. You can probably remove small trees safely, but when it comes to large trees and/ or badly decayed, you should call the pros.
Besides, you must check your local regulations, because, in some area, there are special requirements to be allowed to remove trees (even on private properties!) – e.g. environmentally sensitive areas.
Once you have put down the tree, there is also the question of disposal or turning the debris into something useful (logs for firewood, or material for other woodworking projects).
Hiring tree removal services is the best choice, because they also have the equipment necessary for stump removal, if you do not want to incorporate it into a landscaping project.
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.
Fire mitigation is particularly important for people living in regions with high risk of wild fires. These regions are typically characterized by a dry climate, very poor in precipitations, combined with high winds.
Fire warnings and burn restrictions are common in these areas, but professional fire mitigation Colorado Springs services do more: they create effective plans for keeping your property safe and as protected as possible from the devastating effects of a wild fire.
Wild fires can devastate tens of thousands of acres, burning vegetation and human properties and making human and animal victims. So, if you live in a region where wildfires occur frequently, you should be aware that it is your responsibility to do your best to protect your home, the environment and, of course, your life.
Regardless the county and city officials’ efforts, they are often not enough to ensure that your house is best protected against wildfires. Contacting fire mitigation specialists is the best decision, and your collaboration will be focused on making a plan and implementing a series of measures to reduce the risk of a fire consuming your property. The experts will create a defensible space, by trimming vegetation and landscaping with species that do not spread the fire. They will also make recommendations on how to make your property more fireproof by using certain construction materials. Finally yet importantly, fire mitigation specialists will build forest roads and paths, deforested areas to limit the spread of fires, water supply points to extinguish fires, as well as preventive forestry measures within the global strategy of protection of forested lands against fires.