Seniors and Disabled Persons Defensible Space Program
Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council has a website, information, and an application for lot clearing assistance for Seniors and/or Disabled Persons.
This is the work they can do:
Have heavy brush growing around your home and need assistance clearing brush 100 feet around your home.
Have small trees around your home and need assistance thinning them.
Have tall grasses growing around your home and need assistance cutting them.
Have large accumulations of leaves/needles that need to be removed from the 100 feet around your home.
You must certify that you are over 65 or disabled, cannot physically do brush clearing or do not have the financial means to hire a contractor to create the required defensible space around your home.
Click here for their website: CALAVERAS FOOTHILLS FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
Click here for information: DEFENSIBLE SPACE PROGRAM INFORMATION
Click here for their application (2016): APPLICATION LINK
Not a Senior or Disabled? They also have assistance with Chipping here: DEFENSIBLE SPACE CHIPPING PROGRAM
Please note: The Defensible Space Chipping Program is for small trees under 8″ in diameter or slash from pruning trees, branches removed to prevent ladder fuels • Piles must be free of all roots/stumps and dirt • Piles must be free of scotch broom • Piles must be free of all non-vegetative materials • Piles must be free of poison oak • Piles must be free of blackberries • Piles must be free of vines • Not able to chip piles of leaves, pine needles, and yard clippings• Each individual piece must be less than 8” in diameter and no shorter than 3 feet (longer is better).
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