Reduce fire hazard in your landscape now

Fire season is well underway, and the weather has been dry and hot. Since we live in a high fire-hazard region, it’s a good idea to take stock of your landscape to make sure you’re doing all you can to reduce the chance of wildfire damaging your home. Vegetation management …

Saving Our Landscape Trees

As the summer temperatures rise, everyone is starting to think about barbecues and enjoying their backyard more. There are two phrases that come to mind when I think about hot summer temperatures: the dog days of summer, and no landscape is complete without a tree. When temperatures get too warm, …

Creating Defensible Space

May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. During this time, firefighting agencies and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension encourage Nevadan’s living in wildfire-prone areas to take action to reduce the threat to their homes. This year’s theme is “Create Unity, Fire-Adapt Your Community.” An important action that residents can take to …

Defensible Space: Your Home, Your Vegetation, Your Responsibility!

When it comes to wildfire, Nevada is confronted with a dire prediction: fires are forecast to burn more frequently and more intensely in the future. Recent and ongoing fires in Colorado and Arizona show how uncontrollably a wildfire can burn through a community. And how dangerous and deadly they can …