The most important person in protecting your home from a wildfire is not a firefighter, it is the property owner and the actions that are taken before the fire even happens. One key element a fire needs is fuel, on your property this consists of the vegetation surrounding the home.  

Defensible space is the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire, this consists of vegetation that has been modified to reduce the threat.  This established space is designed for firefighters to effectively defend the home against a fire by slowing and cooling the approaching blaze. 

Defensible space does not mean all vegetation must be removed, instead it primarily focuses on the spacing of trees, and removal of dead and down fuels.  Trust the experts at Arbor Works about creating a defensible space for your house to give your home the best chance at surviving a wildfire.   

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