Outdoor Fall Fire Safety with Katie: Leaves & Trees

By Katie Bower, Bower Power 

We try our best to keep our lawn free from leaves. Those fun jumping mounds are like the ultimate fire starter. And during ‘burn’ season, even trees can be a hazard for your home. Here’s what I learned when it comes to yard care & fires:

    • Don’t burn leaves – use proper disposal containers for recycling
    • Maintain trees and leave adequate spacing between plantings
    • Trim lower limbs from 6 feet (shorter trees) up to 15 feet (larger trees)
    • Keep brush away from buildings
    • Don’t skimp on tree irrigation to help keep shade trees healthy 

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