UPDATED Jan. 23 at 8:15 am
It looks like after a few days of weather delays, the shaded fuel break will start today Jan. 23.
UPDATED Jan. 22 at 11:36 a.m.
Due to rainy weather conditions, the shaded fuel break trimming will be postponed until further notice.
UPDATED Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Due to freezing temperatures, shaded fuel breaks scheduled for Jan. 15 at the greenbelt area starting in the vicinity of The Woods of Brushy Creek HOA Pool and moving east to the Woods Trail have been delayed until Monday, Jan. 22, weather permitting.
The contractor performing the work will provide extra crews to finish the project by the original completion time of Feb. 15.
We will update residents on this situation as events warrant.
Dear Brushy Creek MUD residents,
From Jan. 15 - Feb. 15 the District will conduct shaded fuel breaks at a greenbelt area starting in the vicinity of The Woods of Brushy Creek HOA Pool and moving east to the Woods Trail, which is just west of Racine Trail and De Peer Avenue.
Shaded fuel breaks are part of a land management strategy intended to decrease the spread and intensity of wildfires and augment the ability of firefighters to control fires.
This method is recommended by the Texas Forest Service and involves trimming trees and removing underbrush from a roughly 30-foot-wide strip of land on District property. Specifically, trees or shrubs with a trunk circumference of 1 inch or less will be removed, and those with a trunk circumference of 1 inch or greater will be trimmed. Larger branches that have fallen from trees or that are broken and hanging from trees will also be removed.
If your property is adjacent to a park, trail, or greenbelt, the District is planning to have contracted crews conduct shaded fuel breaks. We will continue to inform our residents when and where these operations will take place as we obtain further information.
Please feel free to contact the District at 512-255-7871 if you have concerns or questions, or if you would like to speak further about the project.