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HOW DO I CHANGE THE VEGETATION ON MY PROPERTY TO REDUCE THE WILDFIRE THREAT?

The objective of defensible space is to reduce the wildfire threat to a home by changing the characteristics of the adjacent vegetation. Defensible space practices include:
• increasing the moisture content of 
vegetation.
• decreasing the amount of flammable 
vegetation.
• shortening plant height.
• altering the arrangement of plants. This is accomplished through the “Three R’s of Defensible Space.” The article
“Creating An Effective Defensible Space” provides detailed information about changing vegetation characteristics for
defensible space.