But the dead wood is very
problematic in a fire.
Our community is full of conifers
which are highly flammable.
. The danger is worse now because many
trees are infected with pine bark beetle or
“browning” from lack of water in the
When your pine tree starts to
brown, seek the advice of an
arborist to see if it is diseased.
When your palm tree looks like this it needs
to be cleaned up. Again, this could be a sign
of disease and it is highly flammable.
In a recent fire these palms were torches
that worked to spread the fire to houses
and landscape miles away.
Throughout our neighborhood
Oleanders are dying like flies.
Besides being unsightly, they are
ripe for fire danger.
The natural ecology of California
chaparral is to burn every 15-20
Our neighborhood is way
overdue for a fire incident.
• Please take steps to make your home a
defensible fire space.
• Remove dead and dying trees and shrubs.
• Note whether your pines or other conifers are
diseased and take steps to either nurse them
back to health or remove them.
• Clean up all your palms and remove dead fronds.
• Educate yourself about all the plants that are
flammable and remove them from your property.