Defensible Space Spotlight: What to Put in Those First Five Feet

Being told what you should and shouldn’t do on your own property is a pain. We get it. One of the more puzzling things for a lot of people who live in places like Butte County, where defensible space is required to discourage the spread of wildfire, is being told to maintain an empty, 5-foot, […]

Creating a Plan for Your Defensible Space

Before you create a plan for your defensible space, let’s do a brief review of exactly what defensible space is.  The defensible space concept Defensible space refers to portions of your property laid out and landscaped to discourage fire from progressing toward your home. It includes everything from within 5 feet of empty, non-combustible space […]