An important aspect of owning woodland property is
taking steps to reduce the risk of damage from fire.
This is even more important if you have a residence on the
property. There are a number
of fairly simple things you can do to help reduce the damage if a fire
does occur on your property. Some
of the things you can do include:
- thinning trees to reduce contact between tree crowns
- removing thick underbrush to reduce fuels
- pruning to reduce the chance that a fire can climb into the tree crowns
creating a zone of “defensible space” around buildings
We can help you to assess the susceptibility of your
property and take steps to minimize your risk. If your property is located
in eastern Washington, you may be eligible for cost-share
funds to help pay for fuel reduction
treatments. We recommend the following publications to learn what you can
Fire Risk on Your Forest Property.
Pacific Northwest Extension Publication 618.
50 Ways to Make Your Woodland Home Firewise. Alabama Forestry Commission.