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Fire Resistant Plants

NewsWatch 12's Anne Campolongo is 'In the Garden' with OSU Master Gardener Maxine Cass for a look at Fire-Resistant Plants.

Posted: Wed Apr 18 12:18:12 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Apr 18 12:18:12 PDT 2018

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of year and anywhere--in town or in the country. think fire-resistant as we head into an expected dryer year in the west add fire-resistant tasks to the spring cleaning list. start: look at plants, trees and shrubs from the foundation and up 5 feet around the house and out buildings. next: remove dead plants and ground- level dry leaves and needles within 5 feet. beyond: now, remove oily, waxy, resinous, gummy sap, and papery bark 'torch and burn' plants from the foundation out to at least 100 feet from the house perimeter some examples: juniper, leyland and italian cypress, arborvitae, eucalyptus, rosemary, broom, gorse, whiteleaf manzanita, holly, birch, madrone. you can't --watery, not oily sap --usually no strong smell --moist, not waxy, dry, or leathery leaves --dead wood won't be collecting references: --pnw 590 "fire-resistant plants for home landscapes" august 2006 https: ion.oregonstate.edu/si tes/catalog/files/proj ect/pdf/pnw590.pdf --"fire-resistant shrubs and trees for privacy in sw oregon" https: ne.or.us/files/fire-re sistant%20shrubs%2 0and %20trees.%20for %20priv acy.pdf --"fire-resistant plants for or home landscapes" https: v/internet/fsedocumen ts/fsbdev3035870.pdf you can find out more by contacting your local master gardener... at the numbers on your screen... a central point school
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