Your Complete Land Clearing and Defensible Space Solution
Seasonal fire has always been a part of the western ecosystem. Unfortunately, decades of fire suppression and a failure on the part of communities and homeowners to manage fuel loads has resulted in a significant hazard to both property and life. Recent experience has shown that landowners and communities that prepare for fire are much more likely to come through a fire with minimal losses. There is more to protecting your land than fuels management but that's the part we can help with. Natures solution to fuel loading is fire but that is not a good solution for your property.
Tree stands must be thinned to ensure that the trees remain healthy. When a piece of land has more trees on it than the land can support all of the trees end up stressed. Stressed trees are more susceptible to bark beetles, drought and disease and as a result have a much higher mortality rate. There are a number of factors that determine appropriate spacing but as a general rule there should be at least a couple of feet of separation between the branches of individual trees.
Snow loading and high winds can brake branches and topple trees, especially after the ground becomes saturated. We can trim and chip broken branches and remove whole trees and stumps if necessary.
We know the Carson River and the damage that results from the not infrequent flooding. Flood debris must be removed or chipped and your property returned to its pre-flood state. After a fire burnt trees need to be cut and removed so that you can begin the restoration process.
Tightly packed trees and impenetrable brush aren't just a fire hazard, they make it impossible to use and enjoy your property. landowners contact us because they are concerned about fuel loading. Once the work is completed, they often discover that the biggest benefit is that they can fully use and enjoy their property. Sometimes there are areas that they have never seen or been able to walk across. Check out the pictures on our before and after page.
Your property's access roads require regular Maintenace to keep trees and vegetation from encroaching on the right-of-way. In the event of a fire, it is important to keep fuels cleared from your evacuation route. Mastication and chipping provide a simple and cost-effective solution to this problem.
If you need to remove trees and brush for a land conversion chipping and masticating can be more cost effective than hauling. Chips can often be left onsite and used for ground cover and erosion control. We can also remove and haul stumps.