Maintain Your Defensible Space

What is Defensible Space?

Defensible space is the required 100 feet between your property and the surrounding area. Adequate defensible space acts as a barrier to slow or halt the progress of fire that would otherwise engulf your property. It also helps ensure the safety of firefighters defending your home.

Maintaining your defensible space might just be the difference maker.

Now that you have invested in creating a defensible space around your home, maintaining the quality of your defensible space should be your next priority. From clearing of Zone 1 combustible debris immediately around your home, to keeping ladder fuels down and tall grasses low within a 100′ perimeter, we are here to help Boulder County homeowners mitigate risk and protect property from wildfire . We offer annual plans that can vary in frequency and total annual visits depending upon the degree of fire preparedness you would like to have.

Below are some of the best maintenance practices we recommend for mitigating fire danger. The majority of our fire mitigation maintenance visits are typically performed July through February when the threat of wildfire tends to be higher.

  • Zone 1: 0-5′ from home
    Collect and dispose of pine needles, dead leaves and other organic debris within 5 feet of all decks and structures.
  • Zone 2: 5-30′ from home
    Cut down grasses to 4″ tall or less. Keep tree branches pruned to a height of 6-10′ from the ground.
  • Zone 3: 30-100′ from home
    Cut back o remove ladder fuels from base of trees. Keep tree branches pruned up to 6′ above the ground.

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