Recall the devastation of the Black Forest Fire and the Waldo Canyon Fire? Residents of Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, and Black Forest know all too well the importance of safeguarding homes against such calamities. Many properties suffered during these fires due to insufficient mitigation.
Watch this video from the Black Forest Fire, showcasing a home spared by flames, thanks to proactive mitigation and the relentless efforts of the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
At Lind Tree Service, we specialize in fire mitigation to meet the “firewise” standards, reducing fire fuel through strategic thinning of overcrowded trees. Our objectives are twofold: fostering a thriving ecosystem for your remaining trees and ensuring your forest property stands resilient against potential fires.
Got firewise queries? Want to fortify your property against forest fires? Turn to Lind Tree Service, the go-to experts in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Call us today!
BEFORE: Here you can see lots of brush and scrub oak crowding out the pine trees. These lower fuels act as “ladders” and, in the case of a fire, allow the fire to travel quickly. By removing this extra fuel, you can slow the pace of a fire and give firefighters time to save your home or structure.
AFTER: Brush has been removed, pine needles and other debris racked out and removed, defensible space now provided for the homeowner and/or fire fighters.
BEFORE Another picture showing the dense brush and “ladder fuels” crowding out this lot and the pine trees.
Here is a great video that shows why fire mitigation is so important in Colorado. Steve Schopper, Audio/Visual Specialist for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, thoroughly documented and describes structure protection during the Black Forest Fire in 2013. Steve gives a behind the scenes look at how firefighters can take advantage of proper mitigation in order to save a home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wypQc57kacg
Areas in the Colorado Springs area that are at the highest risk include Woodmoor, Black Forest, and Palmer Lake. For a free mitigation estimate, please contact Bob Lind at (719) 649-2133 or request a quote or consultation