Virginia Firescapes: Firewise Landscaping for Woodland Homes
Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012
Hillegass, Julie B.
Lyons, Robert E.
Steward, Larry G.
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A home in a woodland setting is surrounded by flammable vegetation. Firewise landscaping can help you create a defensible space or buffer zone around your home. This not only helps to keep fire from approaching your woodland home, but it also provides a safe space in which firefighters can work. Your goal in firewise landscaping should be to "break the chain" of fuel between homes and natural vegetation. Examine the yard and determine what can catch fire and what can carry fire to the house.