Vegetation Management includes the thinning and removal of natural vegetation surrounding your home. The Colorado Springs Fire Department recommends creating at least 10 feet of separation immediately around the home as well as thinning and removal of vegetation to a minimum of 30 feet, but not to extend beyond the property line. You can manage the vegetation beyond 30 feet as long as you do not encroach on your neighbor. Remember, you can't treat what you don't own! We do not recommend CLEARCUTTING.