Prune Trees. Prune all branches within two metres of the ground.
If you are thinking about planting new trees in this zone, consider deciduous species.
On the coast, it is often better to keep the crown dense to support moisture retention, you do not need to remove the trees!
Zone 3 (30-100 metres from home):
Create an environment that will not support high-intensity crown fires.
A focus on fuel reduction and conversion (rather than removal) is the main priority in this zone.
Look for opportunities to create a fire break by creating space between trees and other flammable vegetation.
Home ignition zones often overlap with neighbouing properties, working cooperatively with neighbours not only helps to create a sustainable FireSmart community, it builds relationships and promotes environmental stewardship.