La Crescenta is an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County located east of Glendale and bordered by the Angeles National Forest to the north. This small community is just 3.4 square miles and is home to around 20,000 residents. The area was named by an early settler, Benjamin B. Briggs, who observed three crescent shapes in the foothills. The name was made official by the US Postal Service even though, despite appearing to be of Spanish origin, the actual translation for “the crescent” is “el creciente”.
Like much of the outskirts of Los Angeles, La Crescenta is bordered by dense woodlands that make it susceptible to wildfires. Massive wildfires have been recorded in the area as far back as 1933, when one blazed through the mountains just above the area for weeks. Part of being a home or business owner in this area of Los Angeles is making sure your property is prepared for the threat of wildfires. This means staying on top of removing dead trees and dry brush that could potentially fuel the blaze.
Pruning your trees and removing dead or diseased ones is a dangerous, time-consuming process, particularly if you are inexperienced and under-equipped. The team at Green Leaf Zone has been providing comprehensive tree removal services to residents of the Los Angeles area for decades. Whether you need tree pruning, stump grinding or complete tree removal, we have the knowledge and equipment necessary to leave your property both safe and looking beautiful for the rest of the year.
Clearing the brush on your property in an environmentally-friendly manner is a crucial component of readying your property for wildfire season. Loose, dry brush is the primary fuel that wildfires feed on and excess amounts of it will accelerate the fire’s spread. Managing the impact of wildfires is a collective effort, so part of being a conscientious, responsible member of the Crescenta Valley community is staying on top of it.
At Green Leaf Zone, we make excessive vegetation and overgrown brush clearing simple. Our team of professionals use industrial equipment to leave your property looking immaculate and in accordance with local wildfire safety laws.
In recent years, as the frequency of wildfires continues to rise, the City of Los Angeles has issued requirements for brush and weed clearing in an effort to reduce the impact of fires in Southern California. California fire departments encourage home and business owners to create defensible space on their property so that firefighters can position themselves between a structure and the fire in case of emergencies. There has been an update to the LAFD fire safety code that now requires homeowners to also clear dead palm fronds, as they are a significant contributor to the spread of wildfires.
If you need assistance clearing brush, palm fronds or dead trees from your property in order to comply with local fire codes, look no further than the arborists at Green Leaf Zone.
Removing dying or diseased trees, pruning living ones, and clearing brush are big jobs, particularly for homeowners without expertise or access to the equipment required. If you’re seeking tree removal or brush clearing services in La Crescenta, contact us 24/7 to address all your needs.