As of October 18th, 2018, new plantings of the following flammable plants are restricted within Ashland's city limits, both during new construction AND throughout the city within 30 feet of any structure, including adjacent lots.
All landscaping plants can be flammable if not properly maintained and watered. This list will be reviewed yearly by the Wildfire Mitigation Commission, with changes brought to City Council for adoption in an amended Resolution as needed.
Arborvitae/Redcedar (Thuja sp.)
*Cedar (Cedrus sp.)
*Cedar/Cypress (Chamaecyparis sp.)
*Cypress (Cupressus sp.)
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Fir (Abies sp.)
*Hemlock (Tsuga sp.)
Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens or Libocedrus decurrens)
*Juniper (Juniperus sp.)
*Pine (Pinus sp.)
Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron sp.)
Coast Redwood (Sequoia sp.)
*Spruce (Picea sp.)
*Yew (Taxus sp.)
Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)
Broom (Cytisus sp.)
*Ceanothus (Ceanothus sp.)
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus)
Juniper (Juniperus sp.)
*Lavender (Lavandula sp.)
*Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.)
*Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
*Rosemary (Rosmarinus sp.)
Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata or californica sp.)
Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana)
*Exceptions may be granted by Ashland Fire & Rescue for dwarf or prostrate varieties of these species planted beyond 5 feet from any structure, and that follow tree or shrub spacing guidelines as defined in the General Fuel Modification Area Standards in Chapter 220.127.116.11.
Installing New Landscaping?
Use this printable reference for Firewise plantings.