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"Deadfall" and its Contribution to Wildfire

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 18, 2016 9:25:51 AM

Deadfall, jumbled piles of dead trees and branches, contributes to the amount of fuel available during a fire event.

The NFPA, talks about how post-storm cleanup is important to ease wildfire risk.

Dead fall can contribute to the amount of fuel in the understory of forested areas and around homes in wildland-urban interface areas.  Neighbors working together to clean up debris such as branches and leaves from around their homes after a storm as soon as it is deemed safe to do so, can help their communities also fare better in the event of a wildfire.

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