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I’m concerned about fire risk. Should I remove all fallen timber from my farm?

It’s important to keep grasses cut and plenty of clear space around houses, sheds and buildings in general, however, fallen timber is an important part of your farm’s ecosystem.

Fallen timber forms the basis of native habitat and helps all manner of native fauna to forage. Fungi that grow on rotting timber help recycle nutrients back into the soil and nourish the next generation of plants.

If fallen timber presents a fire threat, relocating the timber away from the fire threat to ‘fallen timber lots’ helps maintain a balanced environment.

When buying a farm, be sure to inspect the property and look for fallen trees, which need to be removed.
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