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CIR 1478: Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Reducing Wildfire Risk While Achieving Other Landscaping Goals

Figure 5. In the front of this house, the homeowners installed mulch and planted a variety of native and ornamental shrubs that require little or no irrigation once established (for water conservation). The landscape also has vertical and horizontal separation between plants, which provides protection from wildfire.

Credit: Larry Korhnak (c) UF/IFAS 2006.