Do you know whether your property complies with Firewise in Austin, TX? According to a 2019 CoreLogic report, Austin is one of the top five cities at risk of serious wildfire damage among 15 metropolitan areas. With the help of Monster Tree Service and our Firewise community preparedness efforts, you can reduce your property's risk of wildfire damage.

Fire-Resistant Landscaping Services

The Firewise USA® Program offers guidelines to help property owners living near wooded or wild areas learn the best wildfire prevention practices. Firewise in Austin, TX, ensures homeowners and their communities meet and uphold specific wildfire preparedness standards.

Trees, shrubs, and plants play a central role in wildfire prevention. Our team follows Firewise guidelines while providing superior tree care services.

Vegetation Management

Vegetation management is crucial for wildfire preparedness since brush and trees will ignite under the right conditions. Flames can quickly burn through tree canopies, especially if the crowns are dense or have dead branches. With our tree removal, tree pruning, shrub trimming, and deadwooding services, we'll ensure your trees and shrubbery offer the most fire resistance.

Plant Selection for Wildfire Prevention

The types of plants you have near your home can affect your wildfire mitigation efforts. Consider how quickly certain plants, trees, and shrubs will catch fire when planning your landscape. For example, plants that produce oils or resins are more vulnerable to fires than those with high moisture content.

You should also think of the plants' growth characteristics. The best fire-resistant plants grow low to the ground and produce less vegetation to burn.

These are trees to avoid putting near your home due to their lack of fire resistance:

  • Eastern Red Cedar

  • Cherry Laurel

  • Texas Sabal Palm

Other Tips for Creating Fire-Adapted Homes Through Firewise

Turning a 30-foot radius around your home into a defensible area boosts your property's chance of surviving wildfires. Here are several Firewise-approved tips to implement:

  • Develop and practice a wildfire evacuation plan

  • Add fire-resistant landscaping materials in your yard like gravel, pavers, and perennials with a high moisture content

  • Substitute organic mulch for rocks, granite, or gravel

  • Remove dead vegetation

Begin Your Austin Wildfire Mitigation Efforts Today With Monster Tree Service

If your HOA or community representatives need you to comply with Firewise in Austin, TX, our team at Monster Tree Service can help. From tree removal to plant health care, we can help you meet fire-resistant landscaping guidelines. Call Monster Tree Service at (512) 641-5638 today for a free estimate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does it Mean To Have a Firewise Austin, TX, Community?

When a community embraces Firewise in Austin, TX, it means multiple homes actively take the necessary precautions to make their properties less vulnerable to wildfire damage using the time-tested Firewise techniques.

How Do You Assess Your Austin Home's Fire Risk?

Before starting Firewise implementation in Austin, TX, you can assess your property's fire risk by calling 311 to request a professional evaluation.

What Are the Main Threats to Structures During a Wildfire?

Embers are the biggest threat to homes during wildfires. Wind can carry small pieces of burning materials over a mile from a fire, putting vegetation, homes, debris, and other structures at risk.

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