Winter is a great time to work on your Defensible Space. Selectively cutting and piling excess vegetation to reduce the amount of flammable material is an essential step in safeguarding your home from wildfire.
Healthy forests provide many benefits, including clean air and water, essential wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a range of forest products.
Remember, the main reason for implementing defensible space is to protect your home from an advancing wildland fire. Fire hardening should be part of your overall plan.