Firescaping: Creating Fire Resistant Landscapes, Gardens and Properties in California's Diverse Environments

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This practical, hands-on guide gives simple, achievable strategies for those who want to reduce their garden?s fire hazard, while promoting its long-term health and function. This book describes what types of properties and landscapes are higher-risk, how to make a home more accessible to fire-fighters, and what to do to minimize the chances that a home will be damaged or destroyed by a wildfire. It covers fire-safe fencing and roofing materials, has tips on using water efficiently, gives best methods of ...

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Overview

This practical, hands-on guide gives simple, achievable strategies for those who want to reduce their garden’s fire hazard, while promoting its long-term health and function. This book describes what types of properties and landscapes are higher-risk, how to make a home more accessible to fire-fighters, and what to do to minimize the chances that a home will be damaged or destroyed by a wildfire. It covers fire-safe fencing and roofing materials, has tips on using water efficiently, gives best methods of effective vegetation removal, and provides versatile and comprehensive plant lists and maintenance calendars useful for those living in California’s diverse climate zones. Endorsed by AAA Homeowners Insurance.

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Editorial Reviews

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Sharon Cohoon, Sunset Magazine, September 2005
”This is the most comprehensive, practical book on Firescaping yet.........this book should be in your library.”

HortIdeas, December 2005
“The word that best fits Firescaping is “definitive”!”

Rick DelVecchio, San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Life, September 2, 2005
”....Douglas Kent has compiled them in the form of a slim, practical bible for managing risk in wildfire country.”

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. June 29, 2005
”I appreciate your willingness to produce such a useful resource…”

Susan Morgan, Home & Garden Television, December 2005
“Understandable and truly informative, this is a must-have book for anyone whose home could be threatened by a wildfire.”

Dave Egbert, The Coast Gardener, September 2005
“Every Big Sur resident should pick up a copy and study its thorough recommendations about creating a fire-safe and attractive, inviting garden.”

Robert Smaus, Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2005
”Much silliness has been written about fire-safe landscaping........the time is right to put this useful information to work.”

Richard G. Turner Jr., Pacific Horticulture, July/August/September 2005
”Creating a fire-safe landscape is a worthy goal for everyone, and Firescaping provides the guidelines for achieving that goal.”

Banks Albach, Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 23, 2005
"Kent lays out a comprehensive strategy for defensive landscaping….."

Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, May 16, 2005
"Firescaping is a must read……you wrote a terrific book!"

Titus Gee, Antelope Valley Press, June 9, 2005
"… (Firescaping) a model of gardening, without neglecting beauty, and privacy…..."

PJ Bremier, Marin Independent Journal, October 15, 2005
"Firescaping gives readers practical ideas and designs, without sacrificing aesthetics"

Bay Nature, October-December 2005
"….with a resource as valuable as Firescaping, you should have no problem protecting your home from a wildfire."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899973609
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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