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Author(s): Glenn A. Nader; Gary Nakamura; Michael J. De Lasaux; Steve Quarles; Yana S. Valachovic
Publication Date: 2008

Incorporating fire safe concepts into the residential landscape is one of the most important ways you can help your home survive a wildfire. When conditions are dry and windy, the grasses, brush, trees, or other vegetation surrounding your home become a dangerous fuel source. Creating an area of defensible space (or area of reduced fuel) between your home and flammable vegetation reduces the risk of home ignition. When the vegetation is removed, pruned, or otherwise modified, the chance that its ignition will pose a serious threat to your home during a wildfire diminishes. Your home may be the most valuable investment you ever make. If you live in a high-risk fire hazard area, protect against the chance of losing that investment by implementing the recommendations in this publication.

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Citation: Nader, Glenn A.; Nakamura, Gary M.; De Lasaux, Michael J.; Quarles, Stephen L.; Valachovic, Yana. 2007. Home landscaping for fire. ANR Publication 8228. Richmond, CA: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 8 p.

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  • fire resistant plants
  • fire-prone
  • Firewise landscaping
  • home defense zone
  • landscaping
  • reduced fuel zone
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