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Mastication is a fuel reduction treatment method used in forestry management to reduce wildfire risk, to reduce fuel loadings by returning the forest to natural conditions. ... Mastication can assist in removing some trees in the early stages, to allow the remaining trees to grow faster, stronger and larger.
Fuel reduction removes vegetation to lessen threat of wildfire. ... The objective is to remove enough vegetation (fuel) so that when a wildfire burns, it is less severe and can be more easily managed. When vegetation, or fuels, accumulate, they allow fires to burn hotter, faster, and with higher flame lengths
Defensible space is essential to improve your home's chance of surviving a wildfire. It's the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. ... Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home