Defensible Fire Space
The early season fires throughout the entire state of California have brought into focus the need for a fire safe landscape. This can be a complicated undertaking. Tree Solutions offers site assessments and recommendations. Unfortunately, the best preparation efforts can be overcome by out of control firestorms. However there are many recorded cases where 30ft. and 100 ft. defensible fire space landscapes have survived firestorms.
The following links contain some very useful information about Defensible Fire Space:
- Living with Fire in Santa Cruz County (PDF) Produced in 2004, this 20 page PDF is full of very useful information. Since 2004 new recommendations may have been made, check for updated information.
- Defensible Space Landscaping in the Urban/Wildland Interface: A compilation of fire performance ratings of residential landscape plants (PDF) prepared by the University of California.