The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Fire-Resistant Landscaping

Author: 
DeGomez, Tom
Jones, Chris
Publication Date: 
February 2013
Publication Number: 
AZ1291-2013
Pages: 
4 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Arizona’s population is growing, its urban areas and its communities in rural areas are rapidly expanding, and people are building more homes in what was once natural forest, grass and shrub lands. Thus, it is important people know how to correctly landscape their property to reduce wildfire hazards. Improper landscaping can greatly increase the risk of structure and property damage from wildfire. It is a question of when, not if, a wildfire will strike any particular area.
Revised 2/2013. Originally published: 2002.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Natural Resources & the Environment, School of
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1291
Keyword: 
wildfire
fire
landscaping
fire-resistant
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Natural Resources and Environment
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