Do you think your property needs some tree thinning? Then this post is for you?
“Forest Care” helps those of us living here in the forest with the tools and knowledge to help make sure we keep our environment healthy. For instance, if you own less than 20 acres and have more than 100 trees per acre over one foot tall, you may qualify for the Forest Care Program (basically it is thinning your trees). All you have to do is set up an appointment (# at the bottom) or fill out the form online and they’ll arrange to have a professional come visit your property (free) and verify that you do qualify for help in creating your own custom Forest Care plan. And the Forest Care Partners, the National Forest Association and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (with grants from the USDA Forest Service) may reimburse you for up to 75% of the cost of implementing your plan.
Why Forest Care? Because we live in such a “high fire area,” Forest Care is necessary to thin an overstocked, overgrown forest. Forest Care sets standards for thinning the trees on properties to establish healthy levels, including eliminating low undergrowth that can act as a ladder for flames, spreading them quickly from the ground to the forest canopy.
Call today! 1-888-883-THIN (8446)
This program is ending this year. Cut off date to have an appointment with one of the foresters is August 15th, 2013.