Carefully living in a wildfire zone....
Because we live in a wild fire zone, we take
care to keep Manzanita and other highly
flammable shrubs cut back and far away
from our home. This means that we periodically
remove and either burn or chip the piles of brush.
Today we are renting a big chipper with a neighbor.
We'll chip up all our piles and then help
our neighbor do the same on his property.
We will use all the chips for weed deterrent mulch.
Plus the chips will keep the dust down
in addition to keeping the ground moist.
Clearing the Manzanita also enables
native wild flowers to appear!
One of many piles of Manzanita waiting for the chipper!
Burnt Stump From Fire of 1929
Soft Arnica, May 2014
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Have a great weekend!