Junk the Junipers and More!

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Date(s) - 05/18/2013
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nevada Division of Forestry


Here is your opportunity to REDUCE THE FUEL – REDUCE THE RISK! Remove the ornamental junipers or other hazardous wildfire fuels located within 30 feet of your home and bring them to the collection site for FREE disposal between 8am and 12pm only.  The collection site is at the Nevada Division of Forestry location in Washoe Valley. Participants will receive a coupon from Moana Nursery (valid May 18 -24) for one free #5 replacement shrub from a selection of good plant choices.  Limit one coupon per household, while supplies last.  Other special prizes will be offered as well.

Note that junipers are often found in Nevada home landscapes, however, they should not be located within the Lean, Clean and Green area of your home (the first 30-feet). During a wildfire, embers can smolder undetected under ornamental junipers. They can then ignite and burn intensely, potentially igniting anything else nearby, including your home. Junk those junipers!

This event is sponsored by Moana Nursery, Nevada Division of Forestry, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. For more information, contact Sonya Sistare at 775-336-0271.

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