Defensive Space Management
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This old adage has been attributed to Ben Franklin and it couldn't be more true here in Ruidoso. It pays to be proactive in our search for a more wildfire-safe community. That's why Garrison Tree Services also offers defensive space management services. Defensive space is a perimeter of no less than 30 feet surrounding your home what is devoid fire fuels such as pine needles, dry leaves, low-hanging branches, and flammable items stored outside along your foundation. This open, fuel-less area acts as a buffer between your home and an approaching wildfire. It is imperative that homeowners and renters alike create this buffer. Even if they haven't been red tagged. Even if it's not fire season. Something as small and easy to do could save a home, a neighborhood, or a whole town.
If you have questions about defensible space or would like help creating a defensible space around your home, please give us a call. Consultations are always free.