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    Saws & Slaws May News

    Back in the Saddle (and ready to go!) Saws & Slaws (short for Chainsaws & Coleslaws) is heading into its 12th season! We are so excited to get back to some seasonal fire mitigation and we hope you are ready to help us! For those of you who are unfamiliar with our different styles of events, I will lay it out once again. Each summer we try to schedule 5 “Legacy” events. These are generally large events where more than one property has trees to take down and slash to remove or chip in place. We bring between 20-30 volunteers in for 4 hours, Sawyers, Swampers, Loaders, and Truck/trailer drivers.…

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    Saws & Slaws February News

    The Marshall Fire shook me to my core. So much so, I hesitated to write this month’s article for S&S until I realized that many of us may feel exactly the same way! We have been bracing for a wildfire event in the mountains forever and to watch a suburban area go up in flames, fanned by 100mph winds, was surreal. My first thought: If a Target store, surrounded by a parking lot, can burst into flames, then who am I really kidding about the relative safety of my mountain home? We talk a lot about the effectiveness of a 30 foot buffer between the conifers on our property and…

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    Saws and Slaws Progress for 2015

    Saws and Slaws By Linda Martin, enthusiastic Sawyer Mountain Messenger, Sept 2015 Happy September! The team at Saws and Slaws has continued to be productive again this season helping neighbors with their forest health and fire mitigation and we will keep working on it as long as the weather allows. Last month we did Round 2 in the Hilltop neighborhood and the neighbors there are very pleased with the sheer amounts of fuel removed from their collective forest. A big thanks to Dave Pence who has been a part of the S&S family for many years but as a homeowner in the neighborhood, took extra initiative to make sure his…