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!
A little maintenance goes a long way. Good for you.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous weekend honey. Big hugs. :)
Nice to see the wildflowers appear.ReplyDelete
Good for you, keep yourselves safe. Nice to restore those wildflowers too, so many have been crowded out.ReplyDelete
How wonderful to see life come back!ReplyDelete
And so it goes.
It sounds exhausting, but well worth the effort. Stay safe!ReplyDelete
Ah, the things we must do to maintain our environs safely. Naturally, wildfires will look at leafless shrubbery to propagate its evil intent - so we have to blunt the effects by pruning and chopping. Hope you get enough rain in CA to mitigate any and all wildfires...ReplyDelete
An ounce of prevention in this case beats the tar out of having to rebuild your home. Great work!ReplyDelete
It seems to be a lot of work, but it's worth it.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day!
The tree looks like a big chunk was just lopped off. I must be weird becasue that shot speaks to me.ReplyDelete
There's always work to do. Take care.ReplyDelete
Yes , you have to watch a lot of fires !ReplyDelete
Hello Kathe girl and thank you for dropping by my blog : )ReplyDelete
I can see it must be a constant job keeping that "weed" under control as a fire break. Good luck with that and I hope it behaves itself !!LOL
enjoyed your photos, would luv if you shared at my Sunday meme link upReplyDelete
sounds like good work all round!ReplyDelete