What is Defensible Space?
Defensible space is an area surrounding your home that prevents a forest fire jumping from the trees to your home. There are specific ways a defensible zone is created:
Benefits to having defensible space include:
All too often we associate fire mitigation with cutting down trees ,left and right, and images of a stripped forest. If done properly, nothing could be further from the truth.
Proper fire mitigation results in properly spaced canopies, less fuels, more light reaching the tree canopy and the flora and fauna below. Furthermore, the process leaves an abundance of water, nutrients and beneficial fungus (mycorrizahae) in the soil for the remaining trees to thrive. All of this leads to larger, more beautiful trees. And properties with large, well-maintained trees can appraise for 20-30% more than a property with poorly maintained trees!
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We offer three methods for you to choose from to accomplish your fire mitigation project.
1. Method One: Saw-crew
We handle the dangerous tree felling. We can limb and buck all of the trees, according to the specs on the proposal. The customer handles the clean up of all debris. Maybe you'd just like us to take on the liability of getting your trees safely to the ground? This is a great way for some weekend lumber jacking and justifying the chainsaw you may have been eyeing.
2. Method Two: Cut, pile and burn
This is a favorite of those who prefer less machinery and a more natural feel to the property. The nutrients left behind from burnt slash piles are excellent for remaining trees.
With this method we use hand crews and minimal machinery to haul the large logs out and pile the slash for burning. Yes, of course, the conditions must be just right. For example, there would need to be plenty of snow on the ground and approval from the Fire Dept. and Forest Service.
We can attain the permit to burn and take care of the actual burning for you, or walk you through the simple process so you can do it.
For more information on open burning. please click on the link below or check with the county you reside in.
3. Method Three: Machine treatment
This is an excellent option for those who want as quick a transformation as possible. With this method , we bring in equipment appropriate for the size of your property. A skillful operator will exercise their artistic industrial hand to transform an incredibly new forest.
Regardless of the method you choose, our process is straight forward and comprehensive.
Why choose Ace Tree Care?
We specialize in residential fire mitigation. Working close to your home requires a totally different set of considerations than working out in the middle of the forest. Attention to sidewalks, driveways, irrigation, leach fields, sensitive landscape features, and neighboring properties require a team familiar with operating in these settings. Without special care, tens of thousands of dollars of damage can occur. We take time to prep our crew before they even arrive at your property. Once on site, we perform a detailed walk-through and discussion of the project at hand.
WHY WORK WITH ace tree care inc.?
We aim to provide unparalleled tree removal, tree thinning, brush clearing, scrub oak mowing and removal, and other tree care service for our customers, where ever they need it. With every fire mitigation project we tackle, our team brings the know-how and expertise needed to ensure that the job gets done safely and cost efficiently.