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Defensible Space

What you can do around your home to help firefighters protect your home from wildfire, including Firewise landscaping.

Firewise Landscaping

Work with nature and choose plants that are climate and soil adapted.  Incorporating fire safe concepts into the residential landscape is one of the most important ways you can help your home survive a wildfire. Creating an area of defensible space does not mean you need a ring of bare dirt around your home. Through proper planning, you can have both a beautiful landscape and a fire safe home.

Hardening Structures Against Ember Intrusion

The Fire Next Time - An article by Char Miller

California Native Plant Society's Fremontia

VOL. 38, NO. 2 and VOL. 38, NO. 3

April 2010 and July 2010

Special Issue: Native Plants and Fire Safety


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