Are dry lawns and backyard trees a fire hazard waiting to happen?
EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene has seen a half dozen days over 90 degrees in the past two weeks.
Measurable rain hasn't fallen since June 17.
That has some people concerned a fire could break out in heavily wooded parts of town.
But there are ways to prepare for - or even prevent - disasters.
"Homeowners can water their trees, shrub and grass to help prevent fire," suggested arborist Jason Seppa. "If they notice them getting brown and what not, it's not too late. You definitely can get them watered and they might come back."
But Seppa said there is a point of no return.
When leaves and branches die, they become a huge fire hazard.
He said that's when it's time to call in experts for tree removal.
Seppa said watering your grass trees and shrubs twice a week for between 15 and 30 minutes should be sufficient to keep them alive.