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Title: The quest for all-purpose plants

Author: Susan, Frommer L.; Weise, David R.

Date: 1995

Source: In: Weise, David R.; Martin,Robert E., tech. coords. The Biswell Symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 155-156

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The fire safety of a home in the wildland/urban interface is influenced by several factors-one of which is the presence and proximity of vegetation to the home. Landscaping may either provide a significant barrier to fire spread and thus potentially increase a home's fire safety or favor fire spread and reduce a home's fire safety. However, fire safety of vegetation is not the only criterion a homeowner or landscape designer uses when selecting plants for use in a yard. Other criteria include drought resistance, erosion prevention, and esthetics.

Keywords: vegetation, landscaping, wildland/urban interface (WUI), fires, safety

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Susan, Frommer L.; Weise, David R. 1995. The quest for all-purpose plants. In: Weise, David R.; Martin,Robert E., tech. coords. The Biswell Symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 155-156

 


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