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Firescaping: Protecting Your Home with a Fire-Resistant Landscape

Firescaping: Protecting Your Home with a Fire-Resistant Landscape

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Author: Douglas Kent

Publisher: Wilderness Press, 2019

This practical guide presents simple strategies for reducing the fire hazard of one's property, including how to minimize the chances that a home will be damaged by wildfire.

Table of Contents:

Dedication

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION

  • Identifying Fire Hazard Areas
  • The Law and the Reality
  • Protecting Yourself from Yourself
  • What to Do During a Fire

FIRESCAPING

  • Prioritizing Your Time
  • Roads
  • Structures
  • Driveways
  • The Zone Theory
  • Slopes
  • Small Properties
  • Ridgetop and Understory Properties
  • Plant Selection and Fire Protection
  • Landscape Features
  • Emergency Water Systems

MAINTENANCE

  • Maintenance Priorities
  • Maintenance for Zones 1 and 2
  • Managing Wild Vegetation and Weeds

POSTFIRE RECOVERY: CONTROLLING EROSION

  • First Aid for Fire-Scarred Landscapes
  • Holding Your Hill: Long-Term Strategies

SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY

  • Community Obligations
  • Managing a Community's Three Landscapes

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Glossary
  • References and Selected Reading
  • Index
  • Plant Index
  • About the Author

ISBN: 9780899979625

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