University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs

In Fall 2014 Rain Shadow helped to decrease the fire danger around the UW’s Friday Harbor Labs campus.  Based on recommendations by the San Juan County Fire Marshall, more space was created around buildings by careful tree removal.  Our expert climber, Galen, spent many hours up in the trees pruning and also removing some trees piece by piece.   Much of the debris was chipped, and grass was planted in the newly opened areas.  The campus still has a “woodsy” feel to it when you visit, but the risk of fire is now greatly decreased.

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