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    "Flammable weeds, trees or vegetation" or "flammable vegetation" shall mean those weeds, trees and vegetation which, because of reduced moisture content, concentration or location, are combustible to a degree sufficient to accelerate, spread or intensify a fire.  Pasadena Municipal Code Sec. 14.29.020

    Standards:  

    • Remove all dead trees and keep grasses and weeds mowed within 200 feet of any structure, 10 feet of any combustible fence and 10 feet of any street, alley or driveway, whether publicly or privately owned.
    • All trees within 30 feet of any structure or within 10 feet of any street, alley or driveway, whether publicly or privately owned shall be kept free of combustible ground cover, twigs and braches within 3 feet of the ground. Living evergreen trees are excluded.
    • All trees and shrubs shall be kept free of dead foliage.
    • No vegetation shall be located within 10 feet of any chimney opening, (chimney spark arrester) whether or not the fireplace is in use.
    • The roofs of all structures shall be kept free of twigs, needles, eaves and other combustible foreign matter.
    • A vertical clearance of 5 feet shall be maintained between the roof of any structure and any surrounding foliage.
    • No flammable vegetation will be permitted to cling or be attached.  Pasadena Municipal Code Sec. 14.29.040  
    • No vegetation shall be permitted to grow over any street or alley less than a height of 13.5 feet from the edge of the street or alley.  Pasadena Municipal Code Sec. 14.29.040  
    • All address numbers shall be no less than 4 inches high and 2 inches wide and will not be hidden from view by trees, bushed or shrubs. Pasadena Municipal Code Sec. 14.20.040  
    • It is unlawful for any person to maintain property in such a manner that the following conditions exist: The accumulation of litter, salvage materials, discarded furniture, the storage of dismantled non-operational vehicles and nuisances that are dangerous to children.  Pasadena Municipal Code Sec. 14.50.040  
    • Street numbers, abandoned vehicles and discarded junk are common problems found when conducting brush surveys. Familiarize yourself with the Online Municipal Code 

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