After last summer’s horror bushfire season, landowners are far more conscious of the need to properly prepare their properties for bushfires. The drought has eased somewhat, but there is still plenty of potential for fire, especially grass and paddock fires. Arborists play an important role in bushfire prevention and our services out in high demand at this time of year. Here’s what you need to know about our tree services and bushfire management.
How To Prepare For A Bushfire
The most comprehensive Bush fire survival resource is the NSW Rural Fire Service. We recommend every homeowner read through the four simple steps to making a bush fire survival plan on the RFS website.
If you have concerns about the health or location of trees on your property, it’s always best to get in touch with an arborist. An arborist will be able to assess your trees and provide a range of professional tree services to assist with your fire management plan.
Never try and remove or prune a tree yourself! Not only is it dangerous, but you could end up leaving your tree in a worse condition.
Preparing Trees For Bushfire Season
One of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting your property is to make sure your property is free from debris such as tree limbs, leaves and sticks. Your gutters and outdoor living areas should be top of your list when planning! Burning embers can easily blow onto your property, even after the main fire has passed through, and start spot fires and/or set fire to your home. Overhanging branches and trees growing up against your house make it much easier for a fire to take hold.
An arborist can help reduce your risk from an ember attack. C&S Tree Services have a range of services to help you prepare your property for bushfire. We can:
- Offer you advice on potentially hazardous trees
- Manage large trees by pruning and removing dead or dangerous tree limbs
- Remove shrubs and other vegetation
- Provide advice on council requirements
We have all the right equipment to take care of even the largest trees, and we leave the site spotless once we are finished. Your trees will be left healthy and structurally sound. Get in touch with our friendly team for a a free site visit and quote.