Firescaping Your Home

A Manual for Readiness in Wildfire Country
by Adrienne Edwards, Rachel Schleiger

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This hardworking, actionable guide is a must-have for homeowners looking to fight the risks of wildfire spreading to their homes and property.

Wildfires are burning over longer seasons and more intensely than ever before, and everyone living in a wildland-urban interface or wildland-adjacent area should take precautionary steps to mitigate...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 264

Publication Date 06/20/2023

ISBN 9781643261355

Dimensions 7.3 inches x 9.5 inches

"Ecologists Edwards and Schleiger debut with a solid manual on how California, Oregon, and Washington State residents can make their homes fire resistant and landscape responsibly....West Coast denizens will want to study up."
— Publishers Weekly

“Keys to wildfire protection can be found in Firescaping Your Home…In full-color pages, the authors offer a catalog of hundreds of native plant species…they also discuss how fire behaves and how to think in terms of fire-suppression zones.” 

— Chico Enterprise Record

“Edwards and Schleiger give strategies for hardening homes, tips on creating attractive defensible space that is supportive of wildland habitat and includes a catalog of 640 fire-safe plants and resources directories.”

— Marin Independent Journal

“A ‘go-to’ book that can be perused when needed to help you prepare for a wildfire.”

— The Spokesman-Review

"A must-read for anyone residing in a high-risk area for wildfire. This book is necessary for our changing climate.”

— The American Gardener

"A comprehensive guide to creating a fire-safe landscape."

— California Examiner