Contact Arboristas Today! We Are Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

Brush Clearance in Santa Clarita

Residential & Commercial Landscaping & Tree Care in Los Angeles & Ventura Counties

Southern California is experiencing its worst drought in more than a millennium. Not only is the drought bad for crops and lawns, it’s also a serious potential fire hazard and the Los Angeles County Fire Department as well as other fire departments have brush clearance requirements for all residents and businesses in California.

Removing brush piles is time consuming and difficult. Clearing and cutting underbrush, such as small trees and briers, is a pain. Why mess with it? Arboristas will take care of all your brush cutting, clearing, and removal needs.

We have the equipment and trained personnel necessary to knock out any sort of brush cutting, clearing, and removal project. Contact us today for a free estimate. We will send one of our ISA Certified Arborists to meet with you.

Below are the LAFD requirements.

For more information directly from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, visit their website:

Brush Removal & Clearing Service Areas: 

Including all of Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and the counties of Inland Empire, Antelope Valley, Kern, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

Need Us Now? Let’s Talk. (844) 551-7133

  1. All grass and weeds within 200 feet of a structure shall be cut and maintained to a maximum height of 3 inches.
  2. Native brush/shrubs shall be trimmed up from the ground ⅓ their height and have a minimum separation of 18 feet from any structure and other native shrubs.
  3. Native shrubs shall not be planted within 10 feet of a combustible fence or roadway edge.
  4. Maintain all grass and weeds within 10 feet of a combustible fence or edge of roadway to a maximum height of 3 inches.
  5. Branches/foliage shall be trimmed up 5 feet from any roof surface.
  6. Branches/foliage shall be trimmed back 10 feet from outlet of the chimney.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the benefits of professional brush clearance in areas like Santa Clarita and Ventura County?

Professional brush clearance in areas such as Santa Clarita and Ventura County is crucial due to the high fire hazard risk exacerbated by the severe drought conditions in Southern California. By engaging professionals, property owners ensure that the clearance work is done efficiently and in compliance with local fire department regulations. This not only reduces the risk of fire spreading to structures but also contributes to the overall safety of the community. Additionally, professionals have the right equipment and trained personnel to handle the tough underbrush, making the process safer and more effective.

How does brush clearance contribute to fire prevention in Los Angeles County?

Brush clearance is a vital part of fire prevention in Los Angeles County as it involves removing flammable vegetation that can fuel wildfires. By maintaining a buffer zone around structures, as mandated by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the risk of fire spreading to buildings is significantly reduced. This includes cutting and maintaining grass and weeds to a maximum height of 3 inches, trimming native brush, and ensuring proper separation between shrubs and structures. These measures are designed to create defensible spaces that can slow down or stop the spread of fire, protecting both property and lives.

Can Arboristas handle both residential and commercial brush clearance projects?

Yes, Arboristas is equipped to handle both residential and commercial brush clearance projects. With a team of trained personnel and the necessary equipment, they can tackle any size project, ensuring that all brush cutting, clearing, and removal needs are met. Whether it's a small residential lot or a large commercial property, Arboristas can provide efficient and effective service that complies with local fire department regulations, helping to protect properties from the risk of wildfires.

Why Choose Arboristas?

Serving Santa Clarita, CA Since 2017

  • Free Estimates Available
  • Customer Care Focused
  • Honest & Transparent
  • Full Landscaping Services
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Emergency Services Available


Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 844-551-7133 today!

  • What does “stump grinding” mean?
    Stump grinding is the removal of the tree trunk down to 7″ to 8″ below the soil’s surface and the removal of any visible or surface roots which is common with Cottonwoods and Oaks. When you consider tree and stump removal, you have to think about how deep the root system goes into the ground. For sure, your best option is to have our team of professionals come out to handle your problem. Arboristas has state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for these situations, and we can answer all questions and concerns you might have, and no job is too big. Our fully insured team can plan, schedule, manage and execute the safe and tidy removal of multiple stumps either pre-construction or old stumps without damaging the existing landscape. We take great pride in our work and can ensure each and every job is done with care not to damage any existing features and in a timely manner. We are happy to provide estimates before starting any work.
  • Why do you remove the tree?
    As Arborists, our goal is always to save the tree first, after we have exhausted all of our resources, removal is our last alternative. As Arborists, we are here to preserve the trees and if it is determined it is best to remove a tree, there has to be a very strong why As always, we will give you our expert advice based on our years of experience. We want to remove it if the tree is posing a safety hazard, for instance if the tree is leaning and is threatening coming down on people, vehicles, a house or other building. If the tree is creating trip hazards we will evaluate if a root prune is possible before we recommend removal. Obviously there is not one answer for all situations, at Arboristas, we do our best to preserve your trees.
  • Why would you prune a tree?
    Pruning a tree is for the tree’s health. Removing specific branches or stems can benefit the whole tree. Pruning stimulates new growth and removes any crossover branches that if not taken care of could eventually fuse together. Pruning is also recommended to remove any deadwood or branches in the canopy to prevent them from falling onto people or structures. Pruning stimulates new growth and removes any crossover branches that if not taken care of could eventually fuse together. Pruning is also recommended to remove any deadwood or branches in the canopy to prevent them from falling onto people or structures. Remove dead, damaged and diseased branches also helps prevent insect & decay organisms from entering the tree. Thinning a dense canopy on a tree will increase air and sunlight, resulting in fewer disease problems. A tree also needs to be pruned early in it’s development to make sure it’s structurally sound in the future. Many people think that young trees don’t require any pruning because the tree is young, but it’s the complete opposite. If you want to have a good tree in the future you want to start training it while it’s young removing cross branches and structuring the crown.
  • What’s the best time of the season to fertilize?
    Trees require nutrients to live and thrive. A fertilization program is used to maintain trees and shrubs in a vigorous condition and to increase their resistance to injury from diseases and insects. Most trees experience a single flush of growth during spring followed by slower growth throughout the summer and fall. Because of this single flush of growth, late winter or early spring is ideal. When the tree is getting ready to leaf out and grow, this is when you want the roots to absorb the good fertilizer and take it to the crown of the tree. The best indicator of whether fertilization is necessary is a soil test. Remember that plant nutrition is a balancing act and that too much fertilizer, as well as too little, can negatively affect the growth and well being of your trees and lawn. The correct amount will keep trees healthy and enhance landscape beauty.
  • Can I make my tree smaller?
    Yes, however, its dependent on the species. For instance, the pine species don’t come back as quickly as other species do. We ask that you consult us so our experts can evaluate the tree’s health, age and species to give you an accurate idea of what can be done to reduce the size of your tree. To get further details on your specific tree, contact us.
  • When is the best time to prune trees?
    Most people think that winter is the best time to prune trees, however, that depends on the species of the tree and the result that you want. For instance, any tree that blooms in the spring or summer, you may want wait until the tree is dormant. If it is cleaning it up, or as we call it, structural pruning, this can be determined with further information. We ask that you call us and make an appointment for a free estimate.