Few things can make more of a difference to the appearance of a property than a tree clean-up, removing dead/diseased wood and unwanted trees, and properly pruning the remaining trees to ensure they are healthy and beautiful. Whether you have recently acquired a neglected property or have recent damage that needs clean-up, our ISA Certified Arborist can help restore your trees to health, so they are both a beautiful asset to your property and have the lowest possible risk of sustaining damage during a storm or failure. Kerry’s Tree Service, Inc. has the proper knowledge and equipment to restore your property and revitalize your yard.
Fire Department Compliance Code
The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to obvious brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. The Los Angeles Fire Department works year-round to ensure those with this type of shrubbery obey the Fire Code relative to clearance and care.
Brush Clearance and Hazardous Vegetation Requirements in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHS ZONE) include:
All grass and weeds within 200 feet of a structure shall be cut and maintained to a maximum height of 3 inches.
Native brush/shrubs shall be trimmed up from the ground ⅓ their height and have a minimum separation of 18 feet from any structure and other native shrubs.
Native shrubs shall not be planted within 10 feet of a combustible fence or roadway edge.
Maintain all grass and weeds within 10 feet of a combustible fence or edge of roadway to a maximum height of 3 inches.
Branches/foliage shall be trimmed up 5 feet from any roof surface.
Branches/foliage shall be trimmed back 10 feet from outlet of the chimney.
In 1972, Kerry Ray started his journey in tree trimming by pruning the trees at his rental house in Reseda, California. He then volunteered to help his LAPD motor officer partner, Randy, trim his parents Ash tree. So, they went out and bought a Homelite chainsaw, climbing gear and a black/orange trucker's rope...