Intermediate Zone Checklist

Intermediate Zone Checklist – 3rd Priority
  • Create fuel breaks with driveways, walkways/ paths, patios and decks.
  • Tree placement should be planned to ensure the mature canopy is no closer than ten feet to the edge of the structure.
Intermediate Zone Checklist – 2nd Priority
  • Space trees to have a minimum of 18 feet between crowns with the distance increasing with the percentage of slope.
  • Trees and shrubs in this zone should be limited to small clusters of a few each to break up the continuity of the vegetation across the landscape.
Intermediate Zone Checklist – 1st Priority
  • Clear vegetation from under large stationary propane tanks.
  • Keep lawns and native grasses mowed to a height of 4 inches.
  • Remove ladder fuels (vegetation under trees) so a surface fire cannot reach the crowns. Prune trees up to 6 to 10 feet from the ground; for shorter trees do not exceed ⅓ of the overall tree height.
  • Water plants, trees and lawns to keep them from becoming dry.