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

Figure 2a. The landscaping around this house was modified to reduce fire risk. The dense shrubs and flammable saw palmettos (Serenoa repens) that were close to the house (A; before photo) were removed and replaced with low-growing shrubs and groundcovers that are low in flammability.

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