Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 1, 2014

Creating Defensible Space

Cal Fire guidelines on how to make your home defensible:

Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation).

Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.

Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.

Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.

Relocate wood piles into an area at least 30 feet away from the perimeter of the house.

Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows.

Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks.

Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.

Click for more information about making your home defensible including the guidelines for 100 feet around your home.

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