Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk
Thanks, my avatar was meant to be disturbing.
People not appropriately keeping their properties in forested areas is why we keep losing so many houses and driving up insurance rates. It's unfortunately more than just a matter of their own affairs.
The reason people are losing so many houses in forested areas is because people are building more houses in forested areas. Do you see the link here? The math is not hard. Point being, if you CHOOSE to buy property in a forested area and you choose to build there, beware the consequences.
The same can be said for building your home along a beach that might suffer damage from a hurricane. Or someone who builds along the Mississippi in that, yes, it may flood.
The thing about a deciduous forest is that it renews itself by burning down. That is how it regenerates. So again, if you build there, it is only a matter of time before it burns.