Firewise Landscape Principles in the Sonoran Desert Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Firewise Landscape Principles in the Sonoran Desert Webinar
Featured Speaker: Christopher Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Gila County. Chris Jones is a Cooperative Extension Agent at the University of Arizona. He is responsible for Agriculture and Natural Resources programs in Gila County. He conducts Extension programming in forest health, watershed, and horticulture education. Chris' mission at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is to Improve lives, families, communities, the environment and economies through applied research and education in Arizona and beyond. https://extension.arizona.edu/gila
Webinar Overview: Wildfires in the Sonoran desert have become increasing large and more frequent in the past two decades. In this presentation, you will learn how wildfire embers are a major source of home ignitions during wildfires, where homes are exposed to embers, and how to limit those exposures. Extension Agent Jones will discuss how homeowners and landscape designers can plan for wildfire in order to prevent home ignitions, as well as how to maintain desert landscapes and homes to be Firewise®. The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association's Guide for "Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert" is used to make plant recommendations.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84021626755 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.