Plants that help protect your home from wildfire

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Aug 21, 2013

In Grants Pass, in southwest Oregon, residents are learning about plants. Plants that can help resist wildfire, that is.

Members of the Hillcrest Fire Station recently completed a FireWise Garden, which provides landscaping tips and showcases the many different kinds of native plants that can help resist wildfire and keep your property looking beautiful.

WKTVL CBS Channel 10 highlighted the story and did a great video segment on the Garden that explains how residents can go about creating one of their own. Watch the video by clicking here. 

Firewise Garden
I bet you didn't know how easy it is to create your own Firewise garden. Don't know where to start? Our Firewise Landscaping and Plants webpage provides resources and plant lists from states around the country. Take a look at lists from your area and see what works for you and your budget, and even if you don't have the world's greenest thumb, your local gardening and/or landscaping expert can help you map out a plan that's easy and affordable. Soon you'll have a beautiful, colorful landscape that also reduces your risk for wildfire damage.

When you're finished, send us a photo on our Firewise Facebook page! We'd love to share it with others to encourage and inspire them to create! 

To learn more about wildfire safety, and find additional tips and resources, go to and