2014 BRUSH PICK-UP
2014 PINE & STRAWBERRY BRUSH PICK-UP………
….has been completed. The latest unofficial count is that over 1,030 tons (2,060,000 lbs) of brush was removed from our communities. We appreciate all who participated in firewising their properties this summer and your patience with the delays in our pick-up because of the incredible community involvement in the program.
However, none of this could have been accomplished without the tremendous support of so many individuals who donated to this project as well as the efforts of all who worked on the The Bear fundraiser.
Thank you all.
Through the efforts of P/SFR and the Forest Service 10 years ago, our two communities are ringed by a 300-foot wide fuel break. However, a wind blown firestorm can blow embers 2-3 miles ahead of the fire. The following steps can greatly reduce the chance such embers might cause a creeping little ground fire on your property that would become a flashpoint for you, your neighbors and our communities.
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1. Rake up the needle and leaf litter left over from last year.
2. Trim-up shrubs and trees to reduce the time a ground fire can reach their branches. This gives the Fire Department a fighting chance to save your property…..and your neighbors.
3. Remove shrubs or smaller trees from under larger trees or have at least a 3-foot separation between the tops of the shrubs and the lowest tree branches.
4. Thin dense shrubs by removing sections of them in a checkboard pattern so you can easily walk between the sections. Keep the roots in place. The checkboard pattern and keeping the roots will reduce erosion even on severe slopes.
5. Remove dead or broken trees, branches and brush to reduce the fuel load on your property.
For all questions regarding this years brush pick-up program you can leave a message on the “Contact Us” link on this website or call our phone hotline at 928-970-0713.
“Let’s make this work”
GUIDELINES FOR ROADSIDE BRUSH AND LEAF BAG PICK-UP
This program is for do-it-yourself property owners who do not have a truck or trailer to be able to remove thinned brush from their property.
Only GREEN WASTE will be picked up:
brush, branches, small cut rounds and leaf, cone & needle litter.
Commercial tree trimmers and landscapers who thin your property must also remove the thinned brush & leaf litter as part of their service.
1. Brush piles MUST be kept out of ditches for proper drainage and so culvert pipes don’t clog with debris.
2. Branches and small cut rounds cannot exceed 6 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.
3. Leaves and pinecones must be bagged. The bag will be emptied and left behind for the owner to discard.
4. Pine needles can be piled.
5. Several small brush piles and needle piles are more difficult and time consuming to pick up. Work with your neighbors to pile brush and needles in as few piles as possible
Your cooperation with these simple guidelines will assure the success of the program.
PLEASE ADHERE TO YOUR ZONES DEADLINE DATE, AS THERE WILL BE
ONLY ONE BRUSH PICK-UP IN EACH ZONE THIS YEAR.
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