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Implementing Fire Defensible Space and Best Management Practices in the City of South Lake Tahoe Landscaping can provide water-quality protection and be fire safe. This vegetation does not meet fire defensible space requirements. Dense Juniper Ladder Fuels

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Implementing Fire Defensible Space and Best Management Practices in the City of South Lake Tahoe



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This vegetation does not meet fire defensible space requirements.

Dense Juniper

Ladder Fuels


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This woody, dry vegetation is too close to the house and windows. Remove and replace with non-combustible materials.


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A vegetated dripline that meets FDS and BMP requirements. windows. Remove and replace with non-combustible materials.

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Non-Combustible Zone


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Flammable junipers are too close to the house and windows. Replace with gravel or low-growing, herbaceous, irrigated plants.


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This vegetation meets FDS requirements. Replace with gravel or low-growing, herbaceous, irrigated plants.


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These low, herbaceous, irrigated plants are ok in the dripline. Prune plants regularly to keep them small and add gravel mulch around the plants to protect the soil.

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Non-Combustible Zone


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Dry, woody plants such as this wood rose should be removed and replaced with gravel and/or small irrigated plants.


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This vegetation is ok, but the deck needs to be enclosed. and replaced with gravel and/or small irrigated plants.

Open deck needs non-combustible enclosure

Low-growing, well-irrigated vegetation provides erosion control



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South Lake Tahoe Fire Department shrubs should be removed.

530-542-6160

www.sltfd.org

www.livingwithfire.info/tahoe

TRPA Erosion Control Team

775-589-5202

www.tahoebmp.org

For More Information on Best Management Practices and Fire Defensible Space in South Lake Tahoe Contact or Visit:


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