Firewise Landscaping Guidelines

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Firewise Urban Landscaping

The Guidelines for Firewise Landscaping in an Urban Setting brochure was created specifically for the residents of Ashland to create Firewise landscapes around their homes. In an urban environment, neighbors have to work together to provide the 100-200 feet of defensible space around homes that will increase home survival during a wildfire.

Home loss due to wildfire is not inevitable. Following the science-based standards in this brochure will help Ashland residents manage their home landscapes in a way that can slow down the rapid spread of fire and decrease fire intensity around homes, helping firefighters and themselves.

While transitioning your yard to a more firewise state, use this booklet as a resource for fire-resistant plants.

Note about brochure: the included pdf file is meant to be printed double sided on 11x17 inch paper, and tri-folded. Printed copies are available at Ashland Fire Station # 1 and by request. Please contact Alison Lerch at 541-552-2231 for more information.

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