A simple, 7-day guide to improving your home and family's wildfire preparedness with easy, inexpensive tips.
Day 4: Choose the Right Plants
Plant selection in your garden and the space surrounding your home can play an important role in protecting your property, and your neighborhood, during a wildfire. FIRESafe MARIN pioneered the concept of a "fire safe" plant list in the early 1990s, partnering with the University of California to develop a list of fire-resistant landscaping plants specific to Marin county, and northern California's mediterranean climate.
Marin's Fire Safe Plant List Updated in 2017!
FIRESafe MARIN's "Fire Safe Plant List" was updated last year, the most significant update since it was originally produced in 1998! We've consolidated the list, and made it searchable online. Some plants once recommended as "fire-safe" were removed as invasive, and a few new species have been added to help beautify AND protect your home. We've launched our new website and plant list, and continue to improve and add to the list of recommended plants. Check back regularly at www.firesafemarin.org/plants!