Wildland Fuels Management

Mechanical Forest Fuels Treatment

Does your property have defensible space?

Effective Jan 1, 2008, California requires property owners living in areas with high fire hazard severity to have 100ft of reduced vegetation surrounding any home. We specialize in wildfire hazard reduction. Our Fuels Management program offers a full suite of hazardous fuels reduction options including mechanical thinning, brush mastication, hand-thinning, and pile-burning.

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NorthTree Fire's Fuels Management professionals have over 75 years of combined experience. NTFI is a licensed timber Operator in the State of California.

Fuels Project Manager

Layne Pauly
1.800.FIRE.OUT / dispatch

Featured Project

NTFI recently finished a large fuel reduction project at Lick Observatory, on Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, CA.

Qualified Personnel

We can provide you with the personnel and equipment that best meets your needs. Our operators understand the complexities of project design, and have a strong background in resource management and environmental compliance. We have decades of fire experience and working in the woods, and are good at recognizing and avoiding riparian zones, wetlands and cultural sites. Our projects emphasize careful thinning, with an objective of reducing potential fire intensities around assets at risk.

NTFI's complete stewardship approach makes us a highly sought-after prime and sub-contractor for protecting America's public and private lands.

Fuels Project Manager

Layne Pauly
1.800.FIRE.OUT / dispatch

Successful Implementations

Operator Dave Whiteley skillfully manipulating the Fecon head on NorthTree's Komatsu excavator south of Hayfork in the Trinity NF - NorthTree Fire currently has a contract to thin fuels along several major forest roads in the Hayfork area.

March, 2012 - NorthTree Fire International was contracted to remove trees underneath and around power lines south of Minden, Nevada.

"Moon" mastication project - Tahoe National Forest - Before treatment

"Moon" mastication project - Tahoe National Forest - After treatment