TIPS FROM OUR ARBORISTS
Its fast approaching the time of year when the threat of bush fires focuses our attention on what preventative actions are needed.
Now is the time to start reducing the fuel load on the ground, cleaning out gutters, reviewing your bush fire action plan and taking other passive fire control measures suited to your property.
Correct management of your tree assets is also very important. Trees can both help to protect or exacerbate the fire risk depending on many factors.
Pruning can reduce the risk posed by bush fires depending on the species of tree and its location.
Pruning to minimise branch overhang of your roof, or to increase roof or wall clearance, or to remove dead branches or vines from the crown can all reduce the risk that buildings will catch fire.
On the other hand if you remove the trees from around buildings the ember catching properties and radiant heat shielding they can provide may be lost.
The right action for you to take depends on your location, the tree species involved and their proximity to valuable assets.
Call our experts today to discuss having your trees assessed and managed by professionals to minimise the threat of bushfires.