Enhanced Landscape Management (ELM), is a full-service landscape maintenance company based in Thousand Oaks, and is your trusted partner in Southern California for professional brush clearance services. With the recent surge in forest fires in the region, complying with stringent fire prevention regulations is not just a legal requirement but a crucial step towards protecting lives and property. In this post, we’ll explore how ELM can help you meet brush clearance requirements while enhancing the beauty of your surroundings and safeguarding against potential fines and fires.
Brush Clearance Requirements in Southern California:
Southern California, especially in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones, has seen an increase in fire prevention regulations. Property owners are obligated to adhere to the L.A.M.C. 57.322 Fire Code, covering the maintenance of vegetation within 200 feet of structures and 10 feet of roadways, driveways, or combustible fences. ELM ensures compliance by:
Removing Dead Shrubs and Trees: We meticulously clear your property of any dead vegetation that could pose a fire hazard.
Maintaining Grass and Brush Height: ELM cuts grass, weeds, and native brush to a maximum height of 3 inches, reducing the risk of fire spreading.
Trimming Trees and Shrubs: Our experts trim twigs, branches, and leafy foliage from the lower 1/3 of trees and shrubs up to 6 feet above the ground, enhancing safety measures.
Spacing and Clearance: ELM ensures native shrubs and brush are appropriately spaced, maintaining a size of no more than 216 cubic feet and at least 18 feet apart from structures.
Preventing Roof Accumulation: We help prevent fire hazards on roofs by ensuring there’s no substantial accumulation of twigs, leaves, or other combustible matter.
Chimney Clearance: ELM maintains a safe distance of 10 feet between a chimney outlet and any foliage, reducing the risk of fire hazards.
Safety Measures and Compliance:
ELM understands the importance of following regulations and ensuring safety during brush clearance. Our team uses non-ferrous/non-sparking metal cutting blades and strictly avoids clearing on red flag days to prevent potential fire hazards. Additionally, we adhere to guidelines for the safe removal and disposal of debris, making the process seamless and secure.
Experience Matters – Trust ELM:
With decades of experience, ELM provides top-notch brush removal services. Our commitment to quality ensures that your brush clearance needs are addressed promptly and effectively, helping you avoid fines and, most importantly, safeguarding your property from the threat of wildfires.
ELM is not just a landscape maintenance company; we are your partners in ensuring a safe and beautiful environment in Southern California. By choosing ELM for your brush clearance needs, you not only comply with regulations but also contribute to the overall safety and well-being of your community. Trust ELM to protect your property from fees and fires, ensuring a secure and aesthetically pleasing landscape.