What are the different drying times for vegetation?

Material & Size Required Drying Times

  • Fine prunings/cuttings less than 3 inches diameter 15 days minimum
  • Prunings, brush, small branches 3 to 6 inches, 3 to 6 weeks
  • Trees, stumps and large branches greater than 6 inches, 6 weeks minimum

Stumps or vegetation greater than 12 inches diameter, at the cut end, shall not be included in the burn unless they are split in half and free of dirt.

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1. Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?
2. What can be burned in residential areas?
3. Are there any alternatives to burning in Placer County?
4. When can I burn in residential areas?
5. Do I need a burn permit?
6. Are there any areas of Placer County with burning restrictions?
7. Can I use a burn barrel/container?
8. What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?
9. What are the different drying times for vegetation?