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April 26th, 2021

Photo of plants being watered with the text, "Defensible Space, Keep plants well irrigated."

Alt-text: Photo of plants being watered with the text, "Defensible Space, Keep plants well irrigated."

Facebook: Make sure plants within 5 feet your home are healthy, well-irrigated, and have a high moisture content. Plants that fit these criteria are more resistant to wildfire. Learn more about protecting you and your communities below.

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Twitter: Make sure plants within 5 feet of your home are healthy, well-irrigated, and have high moisture content. Learn more about preparing for wildfire below.

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Photo of a juniper plant with the text, "Defensible Space, Junipers are highly flammable. Keep them from at least 30 feet from homes."

Alt-text: Photo of a juniper plant with the text, "Defensible Space, Junipers are highly flammable. Keep them from at least 30 feet from homes."

Facebook: Firefighters often refer to ornamental junipers as little green gas cans. They contain flammable chemicals, and when ignited can burn intensely. Keep these “little green gas cans” at least 30 feet from the house or replace them with low-growing deciduous shrubs, herbaceous flowers, rock mulches and hard surfaces. Learn more about choosing the right plants in high fire hazard areas in the link below.

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https://www.livingwithfire.com/resources/publications/

Twitter: Firefighters often call ornamental junipers "little green gas cans." Keep these plants at least 30 feet away from your home. Learn more about defensible space below.

#LivingWithFire #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire

https://www.livingwithfire.com/resources/publications/


Photo of rock ground cover next to a house with the text, "Defensible Space, Use a non-combustible ground cover."

Alt-text: Photo of rock ground cover next to a house with the text, "Defensible Space, Use a non-combustible ground cover."

Facebook: Mulch plays an important role in residential landscapes. Unfortunately, many mulches are combustible, a major drawback when used in high fire hazard areas. Within five feet of the home, use noncombustible rock, gravel, concrete and pavers. Also, ignition-resistant plant materials, such as irrigated, well-maintained lawn and flowers can be used. Learn more about the combustibility of landscape mulches at the link below.

#LivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://extension.unr.edu/publication.aspx?PubID=2364

Twitter: Many mulches are combustible. Within five feet of the home, use non-combustible ground covers. Learn more at the link below.

#LivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://extension.unr.edu/publication.aspx?PubID=2364

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