Fire Mitigation/Forest Health Restoration
From a fire mitigation standpoint having a healthy forest surrounding your home reduces the risk of fire and helps promote a diverse ecosystem. Selectively thinning out trees to provide space in the canopy and removing the deadfall from the forest floor reduces the chances of a fire spreading through the canopy and increases the likelihood of it staying on the forest floor.
By Chipping all the removed slash and broadcasting it in thin layers throughout the forest it helps speed up the decomposition process, building soil aiding in moisture retention and helping with erosion. Broadcasting chips also encourage new growth of ground cover plants which helps in soil stabilization. Proper thinning along with broadcasting chips and paying attention to the understory will help promote a thriving eco system and healthy forest which help reduce the chances of a major fire.