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Forest Fire Mitigation, 2013, 2014, 2016


2004 we had done some Fire Mitigation in our forest in the 4 acres near our home. 2013 we got more serious about it
and did 10 more acres. We did 5 acres in 2014. We plan to do another 12 acres in 2016.

BEFORE MITIGATION

Before

Before

Before

Before

Before

Michal flags area to be mitigated

2013 MAJOR MITIGATION BY KOREY WEAVER

Big honking tree feller

One pass with tree feller

Grapple follows feller and
stacks for shredder

Neil and dozer help stack
felled trees

Grapple feeding big hinking self-propelled
chipper

Chipper chipping. Controlled from ground

Lucky for us, they can operate
on steep terrain

Big honking masticator is
last step

Masticator follows chipper

Neil and Korey confer

Feeding chipper by hand

A grapple lesson

And a masticator lesson

Operating the chipper

Logs saved for firewood for "Help
the Needy". Chips for us

Finished product

Mitigated

Mitigated

2014 SMALLER SCALE MITIGATION BY RUSS

Trees felled by loggers with chainsaws

Bucked trees loaded on "Swinger"

Good logs hauled out to make
firewood

More felled trees. Along rough "logging
road" made by Neil and "Dozer"

Robert and Bobcat dress up road

George uses "Dozer" to dress up road

Deer watched our progress

Robert hauls scrap to chipping area

CUSP chipper and crew chip scrap