Affordable Tree & Shrub – Fire Mitigation
Are you a property owner in Colorado Springs or surrounding regions concerned about safeguarding your property from wildfires? Affordable Tree & Shrub can help you with that. With 40+ years of experience in tree care, we understand the importance of fire mitigation services and are well-versed in the best practices to protect your property. Keep reading and don’t miss out on our fire mitigation services in Colorado Springs.
Years of fire suppression combined with dry weather is a recipe for disaster as anyone who lives in this area knows. If any good at all came of our recent fires it would be that folks are now aware of the importance of fire mitigation! If you live anywhere in the urban wild land interface that makes up a large portion of our area, reducing your fuel loads and creating defensible space is crucial to protecting your family and property. We offer free evaluations for fire mitigation in Colorado Springs with a certified arborist that can help you determine your best course of action. We can also help you coordinate an evaluation with the city of Colorado Springs fire departments.
Customized Fire Mitigation Plans
Affordable Tree & Shrub’s certified arborists work directly with customers to create personalized fire mitigation plans. We know every property is unique, and our team works with you to identify the best ways to safeguard your home and land from fire risk. We ensure there’s enough space for firefighters to enter and work during a fire while preserving the natural beauty of your landscape.
Trimming and Removing Trees in Colorado Springs
Overgrown trees can fuel the flames in a fire, making it challenging for firefighters to contain them. That’s why Affordable Tree & Shrub’s team trims and removes any trees posing a threat. This reduces the risk of the fire spreading and increases the safety of your property.
Some of the things homeowners can do to improve the safety of their property:
Raising Pine trees to 10 feet
Elevating Pines to this height greatly reduces the chance of them being affected by a ground fire. Pine bark is very resistant to fire but when fire reaches the branches it can move from tree to tree very rapidly. Fire mitigation in Colorado Springs with the Gambel Oaks in our area consist of clumping the Oaks off and elevating them as high as possible. Removing large patches of dead wood and high grasses as well. You are trying to prevent a continuous source of fuel and create defensible areas in case of fire. Around your home most sources will say to cut things back to 30 feet from your home, we find in most cases, this is impractical. For effective fire mitigation in Colorado Springs, we recommend cutting trees back off your home to where there are no overhanging branches and again trying to raise all limbs to that 10-foot mark. Any Juniper shrubs that grow against your home should be removed. Try to use rock instead of mulch for ground cover around your home to reduce flammability. Always remember even if you do it yourself Affordable Tree and Shrub is here to help you get rid of all that debris.
Disease and Pest Control, Colorado Springs
Plus, overgrown trees pose a threat during a wildfire, and we’re also vulnerable to diseases and pests that could harm us and create additional fire risks. That’s why our team uses spray for diseases and pests to keep trees healthy and reduce fire risk.
Choose Affordable Tree & Shrub: Certified ISA Arborists and A+ BBB Rating
At Affordable Tree & Shrub, we’re proud to have a team of Certified ISA Arborists on staff. We constantly stay updated on the industry’s latest techniques and best practices to ensure the highest quality service.
Our A+ BBB Rating is a testament to our dedication to customer satisfaction. We take pride in our work and strive to ensure our customers are happy with our services. From the moment you contact us for an estimate to completing your fire mitigation plan, we work with you every step to ensure you’re satisfied with the result.
Request an Estimate
If you’re interested in protecting your property with fire mitigation services from Affordable Tree & Shrub, contact us today for an estimate and trust the experts to protect and preserve the natural beauty of your landscape.