‘Firewise’ planning, landscape design, and maintenance is important in areas where fires frequently occur. Homes built on the wildland / urban interface are particularly susceptible to the destructive effects of wild fire.
Proper design firewise planning and design includes creating several landscape zones to create a defensible space around buildings and other structures.
Four basic zones are recommended for creating and planning a firewise landscape design:
- Provide at least a 30’ buffer where tall plants are not