Create a defendable space around your house

Devastating wildfires in California have made everyone more aware of the dangers of living in fire prone regions. While nothing can totally eliminate the threat of wildfires in these areas, there are things which can be done to lessen the impact.

Research is ongoing on ways to protect your house using firewise landscaping techniques. You might also hear this as "firescaping" or even fire safe landscaping.

This post is designed to give you a quick rundown of the overall principles, then share with you some of the best web resources we've found on this important topic.

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