The Role of Tree Maintenance in Wildfire Prevention

Eastern Washington is known to be a forested state. The totality of the land area is composed of trees and forest industries. The region includes the Tri-Cities, Columbia River and Grand Coulee Dam, the Handford Nuclear Reservation, the farmlands of Yakima Valley, Palouse, and the city of Spokane. Spokane is the largest city in Eastern Washington. Due to the rain shadow created by the Cascade Mountains and the nearly desert environment, the climate is deemed to be dry. The area is hot and arid, mostly in the summer months.

The Role of Tree Maintenance in Wildfire Prevention

There have been numerous occurrences of wildfire reported in the Spokane area over the past few years. The most recent heartbreaking event happened in the latter part of August this year. The fast-moving flames have charred a thousand acres, destroyed homes, and forced hundreds of people to evacuate. The primary cause of the wildfire in Spokane County was the high temperature mixed up by enormous wind that knocked over the power lines, power poles, and huge trees.
The intense heat and high winds caused by nature are obviously inevitable. The only thing you can do is think of a way to prevent and mitigate the horrible outcome of this kind of phenomenon. One of the steps to impeding the situation is to make sure that your own yard is cleared of combustibles, including:
Dry trees
Dry leaves
Dead trees
Dying trees
trees hanging over the house
Trees near power lines and poles

A huge role in wildfire’s power and volatility is being confounded by dry, dying, and dead trees. These kinds of trees are extremely more flammable than the ones that are still healthy and alive. Here are some guidelines that may help in preventing the fire from ravaging your home:
A. Get rid of dead and dying trees located near your house.

Once ignited with fire, dead trees and dying ones may unpredictably burn and severely damage your properties. Worse comes worse; injuries and death may arise.

B. Trim trees hanging over your fence or house and eliminate tree branches dangling over your roof.

Visualize the worst-case scenario that may occur during a fire. If the leaves of the trees and their branches are located near your fence or house, do you think your investments are still safe? The hungry flames will eventually devour the entire tree and gradually destroy your properties. So think twice. Avoid allowing these horrible things to happen. Trim your trees, and make sure to do it regularly.

C. Relocate or remove trees near power lines and power poles.

You can never foretell what will happen next. You may think that your house is a bit remote from these huge trees. But have you noticed if it is positioned near a power line or power pole? You must take action if it is. An extensive risk is present in this kind of situation.

Once the tree is massively eaten by the fire and a blast of high wind comes, the power lines will start to spark and stimulate explosions. Are you willing to compromise your life, the lives of people around you, and all your possessions?

Consider the aftermath of the massive wildfires that ravaged Spokane and other areas. Protect your family, home, and property by seeking out a professional tree service company that will help you do the job.

Northern Lakes Tree Service is a company that will surely help you lessen and totally avoid these kinds of hazards. The company caters to the areas of Eastern Washington, including Newport, Deerpark, Elk, Spokane County, Spokane Area, and other areas nearby. Rest assured that the service comes with outstanding and high-quality output, professional and reliable dealings, and reasonable and exemplary pricing.

For a free estimate or assessment, contact:
Damon M. Bretthauer
Phone: (208) 443-3600
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