- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) experts says its impossible to eliminate the risk, but firescaping can lessen the danger.
"I know people want to avoid moonscapes in their yards, but there are plenty of choices out there," said UC ANR Cooperative Extension specialist Tom Scott.
The article suggests homeowners
- Trim overgrown plants
- Replace highly flammable plants and trees - such as eucalyptus and palms - with less flammable plants - such as ocotillo and Calla lilies
- Use creative hardscapes, such as non-combustible fencing and inorganic mulches
The article included a link to UC ANR Cooperative Extension's information on fire safe landscaping.