Fire Smart Landscaping Doesn’t Have to Look Like the Desert

It’s hot, water is at a premium and people want to keep their yards green, definitely not dry, to make them less flammable in case of a wildfire. Don’t sweat this. It’s possible to have a healthy lawn and big trees that are a good defense against encroaching flames, landscape experts say.

By Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Updated: Jul. 06, 2021, 9:34 a.m.|
Published: Jun. 27, 2021, 6:53 p.m.

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A fire-wise landscape is green, lean and clean. This landscape was designed by Amy Whitworth of Plan-it Earth Design in Portland.Plan-It Earth Design

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) issued this rendering of defensible space created around a house.California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection