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Circular 1445: Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Selecting and Maintaining Firewise Plants for Landscaping

Figure 2. The dead or dying fronds on this cabbage palm (b) increase its overall flammability and create a fire hazard when in close proximity to a house. By removing the dead fronds (c), the hazard can be reduced.

Credit: J. Douglas Doran, University of Florida