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2014 BRUSH PICK-UP

2014 PINE & STRAWBERRY BRUSH PICK-UP

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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.

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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3 comments on “2014 BRUSH PICK-UP

  1. I PARTICIPATED IN FUEL REDUCTION PLAN GOING ON 3 YEARS AGO. HAVE 100 PILES OF TRIMMING AND TO THIS DATE HAVE NOT BEEN RESPONDED TO REGARDING BURNING OF ALL THE PILES WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF LOOKING AT! I’VE TALKED P/S FIRE DEPARTMENT MANY TIMES AND THEY SAID THEY’LL CALL THE BURNER. I KNOW I HAVE TO PAY THE SALERY OF THE BURNERS BUT I’VE HAD NO RESPONSE AT ALL! WE NEED TO GET THIS DONE!

    • We appreciate your commitment to reducing the fuel load on your property and your participation in our fuel reduction grant. The pile burning is a service that the Fire Department operates, not our organization. We do know that due to the extreme dryness of the brush and trees in our area, conditions not normally seen, the Fire Department has been unable to burn this entire winter which is very unusual. The wintertime is normally when it’s safe to burn piles, but the present extreme weather conditions have made that impossible and created a situation outside of the Fire Department’s control. I know they appreciate your patience until it’s safe to burn.

  2. I just want to commend the many volunteers who are working so hard to make this fuel reduction program work. It takes a lot of work, is not a one-time deal (the darn stuff keeps growing back) and you are really performing miracles with almost no money.

    Thank you for protecting our communitiy and our homes.

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