|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
decreasing the amount of flammable
shortening plant height.
altering the arrangement of plants. This is accomplished through the
Three Rs of Defensible
Space. The article
Creating An Effective Defensible
Space provides detailed information about changing vegetation characteristics for