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Fire Resistant Ground Cover
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y Ann Arshakuni

French Lavender. Image by No-longer-here from Pixabay.
French Lavender. Image by No-longer-here from Pixabay.
As everyone is aware, California had its worst fire season on record in 2020.  As residents of Calaveras, Tuolumne, and surrounding counties in the Sierra Foothills, we can never be too familiar with defensible space.

CAL fire has a website:  readyforfire.org, for detailed information on hardening your home, defensible space and fire-resistant landscape for more detailed information.  For the purposes here, the assumption is that key hardscaping is already considered and in place.

Once fire-wise hardscaping is achieved, then plant selection should consider fire resistant options in addition to the other needs of the specific plant chosen (USDA hardiness zone, water, light...).

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