You may have heard the term 10/50 rule, 1050 tree, 10/50 fire being thrown around lately, it’s a rule brought in by the RFS, here is what it means!
The 1050 Vegetation Clearing/ Fire Scheme was introduced after the devastating fires of 2013. The RFS 10/50 rule gives people living near the bush an additional way of being better prepared for bush fires.
Rennie Bros Tree Surgeons offer free advice on the RFS 10/50 rule to help keep your property safe from bush fires
The 10/50 Fire scheme allows people in a designated area to:
– Clear trees on their property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval from council. Trees on slopes greater than 18 degrees are not included to help prevent erosion. Council permission is required if so
– Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval from council
(Some conditions apply in regards to tree removal and tree pruning in the RFS 10/50 Fire Vegetation Scheme, please contact us for more information)
You can find more info on the RFS 10/50 rule here