Using Native Plants for Fire-Resistant Landscapes

Start Date
06/29/2021
End Date
06/29/2021
Description
Far from being the fire-bombs often depicted in the media, a native landscape can be an ecologically responsible approach to creating effective defensible space. Not a single of
Greg’s client’s homes were lost in nearly 3 dozen major fire events. Consequently, the US Navy selected his company to conduct a 5-year research study into the effectiveness of California native landscapes as enhanced defensible space. Greg’s co-Principal Investigator was Dr. Jon Keeley, one of the world’s foremost fire ecologists. He will cover the startling results, as well as general principles for successful native landscape design, installation, and maintenance in fire prone areas.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Residential Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Learn general principles for designing attractive, low maintenance, low water, wildlife friendly, fire-resistant native landscapes with year-round appeal.
Learn that the major contributing factor determining fire-resistance in native landscapes is hydration rather than plant selection, and so little water is required to maintain hydration in a native landscape.
Learn about a 5-year research study into the effectiveness of California native landscapes as enhanced defensible space.
Instructors
Greg Rubin
Course Codes
Provider
New Directions in the American Landscape


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