Prohibited Flammable Plants

Ashland's Prohibited Flammable Plant List 

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 structures on adjacent lots.

Please note that while this list comprises plants that are strictly prohibited because of their inherit flammability, it is important to note that ALL l
andscaping plants can be flammable if not properly maintained and watered. 
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Prohibited Trees

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.)


Prohibited Shrubs

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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.)

Prohibited Grasses

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 

This list will be reviewed yearly by the Wildfire Safety Commission, with changes brought to City Council for adoption in an amended Resolution as needed.

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