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10.13 Combustible Vegetation
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Christmas tree placement within buildings shall comply with Table 10.13.1.1.
|Occupancy||No Trees Permitted||Cut Tree Permitted With Automatic Sprinkler Systems||Cut Tree Permitted Without Automatic Sprinkler Systems||Balled Tree Permitted|
|Ambulatory health care||X|
|Apartment buildings||Within unit||Within unit||X|
|Board and care||X|
|Detention and correctional||X|
|Lodging and rooming||X|
|One and two family||X||X||X|
Such fire retardance shall be demonstrated by each individual decorative vegetation item, including any decorative lighting, in an approved manner.
Only listed electrical lights and wiring shall be used on natural or artificial combustible vegetation, natural or artificial Christmas trees, and other similar decorations.
Electrical lights shall be prohibited on metal artificial trees.
Combustible vegetation and natural cut Christmas trees shall not be located near heating vents or other fixed or portable heating devices that could cause it to dry out prematurely or to be ignited.
Where a natural cut tree is permitted, the bottom end of the trunk shall be cut off with a straight fresh cut at least 1/2 in. (13 mm) above the end prior to placing the tree in a stand to allow the tree to absorb water.
The tree shall be placed in a suitable stand with water.
The water level shall be maintained above the fresh cut and checked at least once daily.
The tree shall be removed from the building immediately upon evidence of dryness.
Cut or uncut weeds, grass, vines, and other vegetation shall be removed when determined by the AHJ to be a fire hazard.
When the AHJ determines that total removal of growth is impractical due to size or environmental factors, approved fuel breaks shall be established.