Defensible Space Professionals

What is Defensible Space?

Defensible space is when the landscape and vegetation are managed on your property to reduce the wildfire threat. We recommend a coupled approach of creating defensible space and hardening your home to withstand wildfire.

Find a Defensible Space Professional who has Completed our Training:

See the list below for a professional who can design or implement effective defensible space. The following professionals have completed the Living With Fire 10-hour Defensible Training for Landscape Professionals in the last three years. This training includes instruction on wildfire behavior, defensible space, and creating aesthetically-pleasing landscapes that reduce the wildfire threat. To receive a free defensible space inspection, contact your local fire agency. To see a list of Tahoe Defensible Space Professionals, click the link below.

NameBusiness NameContact InformationRegionSpecialty Training Date
Tim MilasTahoe Earthmovers & Defensible Space916-316-7898, tahoeearth.comEmigrant Gap, Soda Springs, Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoma, East Shore, North Shore, West ShoreTree Services, Landscaping, Stump Grinding, HardscapeApril 2024
Jenn RaganShrubs + Tubs530-545-0661, shrubsandtubstahoe@gmail.comNorth Lake TahoeLandscape Construction, Defensible Space, BMP'sApril 2024
Laura Mello, r.l.a.LJM Design Group, Inc.530-587-6003, laura@LJMdesigngroup.comNorthern Nevada and CaliforniaLandscape Architecture and PlanningApril 2024
Daniel DurkinDurkin Tree Service, Inc.530-306-9640, office@durkintreeservice.comTahoe BasinDefensible Space, Stump Grinding, Tree ServiceApril 2024
Travis JunkinDurkin Tree Service, Inc.530-306-9640, office@durkintreeservice.comTahoe BasinDefensible Space, Stump Grinding, Tree ServiceApril 2024
Daniel HovarterDaniel Hovarter Tree Service530-957-4820, info@dan-thetreeman.com, dan-thetreeman.comEl Dorado county, Tahoe Basin, South ShoreEverything TreeApril 2024
James PiercyArbor Solutions Tree Care, Inc.530-580-8383, cat@arborsolutionstreecare.com, arborsolutions.comNorth Tahoe, West Shore, East Shore Truckee AreaDefensible Space, Tree Removal, Tree Assessment and Preservation, Pruning, Stump GrindingApril 2024
Joe FranklinAll Green Tree Service, Inc.530-788-2026, allgreentreeservice.1@gmail.comTahoe basinDefensible Space, Arborist Tree ServiceApril 2024
Fred SitesStateline Tahoe Outdoor Servicesfred@statelineequip.com, 5307770304Tahoe Basin, South ShoreLand Maintenance, Land Clearing, Residential Property ServicesNovember 2023
Frankie JonesPackRatpackrattahoe@gmail.com, 530-416-2018Tahoe BasinDefensible Space, Cleanup, HaulingNovember 2023
Andrew Morris R.L.A.Gail Willey Landscaping775-853-8733, gailwilley.comGreater Reno, Sparks, Carson AreaLandscape Architecture and InstallationNovember 2023
Frank McCrearyFrank’s Stump Grinding530-318-1228, frankmccreary@sbcglobal.netTahoe BasinStump Grinding, Arborist Consultation, Tree Risk AssessmentNovember 2023
Michael PlanskyDisc Golf Landscape Architecturecontact@discgolfla.com, 530-608-5222Tahoe BasinLandscape Design and Architecture. BMP & Defensible Space Consulting, Residential Property ServicesNovember 2023
Johnathan SzendryDiamond Q Enterprises LLC530-318-0305Northern Nevada, Minden, Carson City, Washoe CountyLand Clearing/MaintenanceNovember 2023
Frank CodyCody’s Tree Servicecodystree@gmail.comTahoe BasinArborist Tree ServiceNovember 2023
Josh WallickBlue Vista Landscaping530-539-4075, josh@bluevistatahoe.comTahoe Basin, North Lake Tahoe, West Shore, TruckeeDefensible Space Consulting, MaintenanceNovember 2023
Brian CorcoranWalker Basin Conservancybrian.corcoran@walkerbasin.orgNorthern Nevada, Northern CaliforniaEcological Restoration, Land Management, Maintenance , Irrigation, Special Projects, Firewise, Pest ControlNovember 2022
Juan AyalaReno Green Landscaping775-852-8952, renogreen.comReno, Sparks, Truckee, Washoe ValleyLandscape Install & MaintenanceNovember 2022
Trey EdmundsReno Green Landscaping775-852-8952, renogreen.comReno, Sparks, Truckee, Washoe ValleyLandscape Install & MaintenanceNovember 2022
Tara CarapiaReno Green Landscaping775-852-8952, renogreen.comReno, Sparks, Truckee, Washoe ValleyLandscape Install & MaintenanceNovember 2022
Alan SpydellReno Green Landscaping775-852-8952, renogreen.comReno, Sparks, Truckee, Washoe ValleyLandscape Design & MaintenanceNovember 2022
Israel Meza ContreyasReno Green Landscaping775-852-8952, renogreen.comReno, Sparks, Truckee, Washoe ValleyLandscape Install & MaintenanceNovember 2022
Lindsey Ellington P.L.A.L.A. Studio NV775-322-2223, lastudionevada.comNorthern NevadaLandscape Architect, Commercial & Multi Family Development, Master Planned CommunitiesNovember 2022
William T. StewardForesight Fire Consulting LLC.775-815-0743, bsteward@foresightfirellc.comNevada, CaliforniaDefensible Space Inspector, Sales, Mastication, Tree Removal, Chipping, FireNovember 2022
Connor TemsEvergreen Land Maintenance775-291-0907, evergreenlandmaintenance.comCarson Valley & Surrounding AreasLand Maintenace and Land ClearingNovember 2022
Byron NuthallAll Seasons Lawn & Landscaping775-445-9533, byron@aslawn.com, aslawn.comGreater Reno Sparks AreaFire Safety Landscaping & DesignNovember 2022
Dimas VasquezAll Seasons Lawn & Landscaping775-329-1531, aslawn.comGreater Reno Sparks AreaFire Safety Landscaping & DesignNovember 2022

Testimonials:

“I especially found the site trip to be very educational to the overall course content.  It tied everything together. Well done to you and the Cooperative Extension Staff.  You guys did NOT disappoint!!!” 

“This was a perfect training for the audience.”

Are You a Professional Interested in Taking the Defensible Space Training?

The Defensible Space Training for Landscape Professionals is usually held annually in the Fall. Upcoming trainings with open registration are listed below. If no currently open trainings are listed, please complete the form below to receive an email notification when the next training dates are announced.

Upcoming Trainings:

Wednesday, March 27th from 8:00-4:00 at the Washoe County UNR Extension Office 4955 Energy Way, Reno NV 89502.

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