Can I be Firewise and keep my trees?

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How can I be Firewise and keep my trees?

Preparing your property for fire does not mean removing all your trees. There are many things you can do to make your home resistant from embers or fires that may involve simply removing overhanging branches or limbing trees up from the ground.

Remember that healthy, well-maintained trees on your property will provide many benefits and not necessarily pose a major risk for wildfire spread. Your site-specific risk depends on the species and arrangement of the trees. Contact Parker county Master Gardener office to get the name of our Firewise specialist or contact the Texas A&M Forest Service for additional information on creating a safer landscape. Also, in our Best Trees for Parker county section of the website trees to determine the best drought tolerant and most Firewise trees.