As a property or business owner, it is your responsibility to keep your land free from hazards that can affect a fire spreading and impact the community at large. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We offer vegetation removal including shrub, weed, and brush removal, trimming of trees, branch removal around power lines and homes / businesses, wood chipping, hauling, etc.
Brush and Weed Clearing and Removal
Overgrown weeds can be an eyesore but did you know that they can be life threatening? Ensuring that weeds and hazardous vegetation are cleared and removed around structures is an important public safety activity for both the property owner and the community. Under the right conditions, wildfires can spread rapidly and cause loss of life as well as significant property damage.
Unfortunately weed abatement is not a once in a while problem. A property owner will likely need to have their property addressed more than once during the year in order to meet the local county standards. Although required throughout the year, it is extremely critical that properties be maintained during the high fire months, usually from April through October.
Cost Effective Solutions
Nevada County Brush Clearing and Fire Abatement can help. With our professional equipment including large rotary cutters and tractors we can clear out most properties or create fire breaks in less than a week. We also offer discounts and package deals for neighbors so whole communities are protected. This makes brush clearing and weed abatement much more affordable. You will have the piece of mind that all of your surrounding areas are fire safe and free of fire hazards.
Call us for a free fire safety evaluation now. 530-264-6800
Tree Trimming and Branch Removal
Safety isn’t what you usually think of when you’re gazing out your window at your knotty oak or cedar, but safety plays a big part in the overall safety of the area around your home. Trimming back dead branches or useless “shooters” lessens the potential fire danger should your tree or any structures nearby catch fire. Other hazards are branches hanging over the roof of your home and ones growing into electric lines.
Identify the Problems
A great start will begin with identifying problem areas and tree health to determine which trees may be most susceptible to fire. Removing ladder fuel is extremely important as well. We’re here to help you with this process.
Signs of a distressed tree:
Excessive leaf loss or leafless branches
Frail bark falling off tree
Falling limbs that are dry or brittle
Noticeable rot or fungus growth
A dying tree can be a fire hazard and if so should be removed immediately. We can help identify and address potential hazards.
Proper Tree Spacing
Vertical Spacing: Is the removal of “ladder fuels” – branches and vegetation that create a link between the ground and the treetops. It is recommended to remove all tree branches at least 6 feet off the ground for lone trees and if there are nearby shrubs or bushes to allow even more space by trimming branches to provide clearance that is 3 times the height of the shrub or bush.
Horizontal Spacing: If multiple trees are near one another, there should ideally be at least 10 feet of horizontal clearance between the branches of other trees or structures (house / garage / deck).
Feel free to call us for a free fire safety evaluation. 530-264-6800