It’s a 50/50 cost share program. The homeowner pays 50% and the State of Wyoming will pay 50%, up to the below max amount.
90′ radius defensible space around a structure – $2,100 (max)
Forest thinning – $800/acre (max)
Fuel break – $900/acre (max)
So for instance, if a homeowner wants to thin and TigerTree charged them $1,600/acre (Hypothetical, for explanation purposes) the state would pay $800/acre.
If you are interested, call or email: 307-460-4767, email@example.com. We can send our forester out to take a look at your defensible space project.
Here is the grant application document:
Cost Share Practices
Today we are planting three sensation maples. These are a lovely addition for my… I mean, any yard! But don’t you think they will look great?
The boxelder, or Sensation Maple, has some positives and a few negatives. Positives for Wyoming and Colorado:
1. Native to Wyoming and Colorado
2. Exceptional growth, putting on 3 feet/per year.
3. Does well in well in poor soils, limited water, and heavy wind.
4. Zones 3 – 8. That’s us!
Grows to 20 – 30 feet. So it’s not a monster tree but will deliver great shade. I like that there aren’t a ton of branches on the lower stem, which leaves a lot of room to maneuver around the tree.
Some negatives are that these trees can have weak wood and issues with extensive decay, while the tree continues to appear healthy.
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