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Protect Your Arcadia Home from Wildfires

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Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California, Arcadia is a city of primarily residential nature. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t offer quality economic development. In fact, the opposite is true. Everything began in 1875. It was real estate speculator Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin that bought and developed a large area of land, including the present site of the city.  The period after the end of World War II to the 1960s saw a boom in population and currently has a population of over 50,000. Arcadia, incorporated in 1903, is today a charter city governed by a five-member City Council, with each member serving a four-year term.

Tree Removal Service in Arcadia

Like everywhere else in Los Angeles, tree removal in terms of fire protection and prevention is vital in Arcadia. Though the cause of each wildfire may be different, all share one thing – trees and dry brush gave them an ability to spread. Arcadia residents must be in compliance with the brush clearance and inspection program of Los Angeles Country, created for prevention of future disasters. Regular upkeep on trees helps to both reduce fire risk and protect your neighborhood. Removals can prove challenging and sometimes dangerous, particularly if there are power lines involved. If the tree is particularly large, requires transplanting, or is in difficult locations, you’ll need experienced professionals with the right knowledge to do the job. With regards to stumps left behind from tree cutting, they can be described variously: taking up valuable gardening space, unsightly, and even hazardous.

 

One of your options is to hire a professional to carry out the stump-grinding process. This means that after removing the stump, its parts are divided and pushed through a grinder. The stump grinder literally “chews” the stump into small chips, while also mixing it with soil. There are countless benefits of this service. Some of the more popular reasons that people choose to have their stump ground are for gardening-related use, playgrounds, or for its high nutritional value. When it comes to trimming or pruning, everybody can take a tool for that to a tree. However, that doesn’t mean that it is done right. Only a skilled arborist has what it takes to properly do the job in terms of both protecting your home and an esthetic end result.

Brush Clearing Services in Arcadia

It’s well known that strong Santa Ana winds and dry weather are among the main reasons for wildfires in California. Without consistent brush clearing, Arcadia residential properties can both contribute to wildfire spread and endanger those around them. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, smaller brush fires have been started accidentally by residents engaged in brush clearing. Not to mention the fact that as in the case with, tree removal, brush clearing, too, requires an approach and methods which only a professional can bring to the table. 

The 2017 approval by the Los Angeles City Council of an ordinance to increase brush clearing and fire safety requirements in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones just goes to confirm the serious approach that such activities require. That ordinance, which is available here, is still into force. Perhaps the most significant aspects of the text are about, but not limited to, the use of metal cutting blades, not allowing brush clearing on red flag days, when fire weather conditions are at their peak, and having an approved fire extinguisher within 10 feet of any grass or brush clearing operation, for quickly extinguishing a small fire before it burns out of control. So, you probably see now why the best decision you can make is hiring professionals to do brush clearing for you.

Bobcat and Other Fire Lessons to Take in Consideration

Arcadia was among the places hit by the Bobcat Fire. It started on September 6, 2020, and was contained on December 18, 2020. The fire burned 115,746 acres in the Angeles National Forest, including the north face within unincorporated Los Angeles County (County) from west to east starting with Juniper Hills, Devil’s Punchbowl, Valyermo, Big Rock Creek, and Llano. The south face starting from west to east from the Cities of Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, and Duarte. It was one of the largest fires in the history of the county. At a state level, though, the numbers highlight the need for protection even more. 

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the 2020 fire season was record-breaking not only in terms of the total amount of acres burned (just over 3 million), but also six of the 20 most destructive wildfires in the history of the state occurred that year. It’s figures like these that just go to confirm the need for proper wildfire prevention and preparation, and, consequently, quality tree removal and brush clearing services.

 

Are you doing everything you can to protect your home from wildfires? Hire Green Leaf Zone

Having the risks in mind, you see that tree removal and brush clearing in Arcadia are not something that you’d want to take on your own. Protect yourself, your home, and your neighbors.

Act now and hire Green Leaf Zone, the #1 tree removal and brush clearing service in Los Angeles. Not only do they offer 24/7 emergency services, but also, with 35 years of experience and a certified team, you will feel safe, knowing you’ve made the right decision.

For more info, contact Green Leaf Zone at (818) 452-3470. You can also fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.