Yavapai Landscaping’s Wildfire and Storm Safety Team Warns: Avoid Running for Your Life. Cut Your Risk by Trimming or Removing Trees, Bushes, and Scrub. Wildfires Move at Four Feet per Second; Monsoon Storms at 20 to 110 Miles per Hour!

By Gregg Ostro

You Can Prevent an Emergency

Imagine the terror for you, your family, and your animals when you have to run for your lives because your home is about to be burned down by a raging wildfire or the storm wind is so fierce that you’re sure a nearby tree will smash into your house. You know, you let the greenery get too close to the house, and the property was overgrown: a recipe for disaster.

Think about the horrid feeling if your home and loved ones could have stayed home and been safe from the wildfire or storm if only your greenery had been cut, trimmed, and removed—making your place wildfire and storm safe.

Yes, It CAN Be You, Your Loved Ones, and House, Not a News Story About Others Losing Everything to Wildfires and Raging Storms

It’s time to face reality: lives and property are at stake. Monsoons and other big storms blast across the landscape at 20 to 100 miles per hour. Wildfires scorch across trees, brush, and scrub and then the home bursts into flames at a speed of four feet per second on average. Nature is going to beat humans in that race. But we likely could have prevented our personal disaster.

“Shoulda, woulda, coulda” won’t stop you and those you love from running for your lives when the storm or wildfire is ready to wreck home life.  And knowing you could have prevented it—you never want to have to carry that kind of guilt. It’s the season of wildfires and big storms. Cut your risk, cut that growth, or get the most qualified and experienced wildfire and storm landscape safe team to do it. You’ll sleep better!

Want to Cut Your Risk? Let A Fully Trained, Experienced First Responder and Firefighter Help You Avoid Running for Your Life  

Meet Nathan Green

“I knew Prescott home and business owners needed an expert wildfire and storm safety team with the best gear to tackle big trees, and all of a property’s growth.  I grew up here and live here. I’ve seen the ashes of houses and lives, the tears, fear, the look of hopelessness on the faces of adults and kids. It makes me sad—especially when in most cases it was preventable,” explains Nathan Green, first responder turned CEO of Yavapai Landscaping.

Nathan says, “Don’t become the sad story in the news. Cut, trim, and remove trees by the house and all of the overgrowth, dry grasses, and scrub on your property.”

“Please take this seriously, people! You really don’t want to be running for your life. If you have what it takes and are ready to cut, trim, remove—you have a big cheerleader in me. It’s all about prevention!”

“Here’s what you’ll need: buy a large chain saw, rent a lift that will reach the tall trees, purchase a hard hat and face protection, rent a chipper or a giant trailer for the cuttings, and have a truck to haul it to and pay the landfill. Have a strong helper or three. Check your liability insurance too, in case of a mishap,” Nathan recommends.

“Or consider my WildFire and Storm Safe Team at Yavapai Landscaping doing the cutting, trimming, and removing prevention work for you. The only running I want to see you and your family do, is for snacks and drinks before your favorite show, sports or movie starts,” said Nathan.

Yavapai Landscaping Wildfire and Storm Safety Teams’ 10 Steps So You Don’t Have To Run For Your Life
  1. In the space within 30 feet of a house or building, cut back/trim trees, shrubs, bushes, and scrub to create defensible space.
  2. Consider planting succulents and other low-growing, fire-resistant plants in this space.
  3. Don’t stack firewood or store combustibles within 30 feet of the house or building.
  4. Use decorative gravel, flagstone, or concrete decking within three to five feet of the walls, and avoid planting in this area.
  5. Remove dry grass.
  6. Remove or take to the landfill cuttings removed from trees, shrubs, and scrub.
  7. Look around the property to get rid of any extraneous lumber, plastics, and any items that can burn, including flammable liquid containers with gas, diesel, or other fuels.
  8. Clear gutters, lawns, and other areas of leaves and pine needles that can act as fuel to keep a fire moving and ignite larger fuel types.
  9. Learn about Yavapai County’s “Ready, Set, Go” emergency preparedness resource: https://yavapaiaz.gov/publicworks/EMEPR
  10. Let Prescott’s ONLY first-responder-, firefighter- and General-Contractor-led Wildfire and Storms Safety Team help make sure your trees, bushes, and scrub never force you to run for your life. Nathan is ready for you. Call Yavapai Landscaping at 928.910.4147.