Hazard Tree Removal

Squad boss Zack Lynn putting in a face cut

Squad boss Zack Lynn putting in a face cut

Tree hazards include dead or dying trees, dead parts of live trees, or unstable live trees (due to structural defects), trees that have grown too close to electrical lines, or trees that are within striking distance of people or property. When a tree within the defensible space is designated for removal it becomes a hazard tree if it has the potential to cause property damage, personal injury or fatality during the felling procedure.  

The crew will asses the trees and only fell them if they are within the technical scope of the crew and equipment available. Occasionally we will refer the homeowner to an arborist or tree service if we feel it is the only safe way to  remove the tree.

Removing a tree within the defensible space and downhill from the house.

Removing a tree within the defensible space and downhill from the house.

REMINDER FOR THE HOMEOWNER

The crew serves as the emergency response team responding to emergencies in the Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District, and also to neighboring fire districts. These may include wildland fires, medical emergencies, structure fires, vehicle accidents, and search and rescue operations. So if the crew working on your land disappears rapidly during the day, please be patient they will return to the job site as soon as possible. We are grateful for your support which allows us to maintain this crew on duty during the work day when most of the BMFPD volunteers are at work.