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Fire-wise Landscaping | Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series

Jul 13, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


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Andrea Stithe

As the Western United States population continues to grow, more and more homes are creeping into forest and rangeland areas called the wildland urban interface. The number of wildfires in combination with this urban sprawl can potentially increase the number of fire-prone landscapes. Learn more about creating a fire-wise landscape. In this class you will learn about fire behavior basics, ways to reduce the fuel load, ways to design your landscape in the home ignition zone, characteristics of fire-resistant plants, and plant selection for your fire-wise design.

About the presenter

Amy Jo Detweiler, Professor and Extension Horticulturist, is responsible for teaching and outreach in community and commercial horticulture in the high desert environment of Central Oregon working with homeowners and green industry professionals. She specializes in sustainable landscape practices including water-wise gardening, fire-wise landscaping, and backyard food production. She is also responsible for training and managing an active group of master gardener volunteers for the tri-county region.

About Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series

This monthly zoom series offers education for the experienced gardener and is led by OSU horticulture experts from across the state. Take your gardening knowledge to the next level with timely topics from gardening in a changing climate to techniques to extend your season. The webinars will be broadcast via Zoom, the second Tuesday of the month, at 3pm, January through November, 2021. A listing of all classes in this series and recordings of the webinars are available on our website. This series is open to the public, and OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers receive 1 Continuing Education Credit for each class. You can take one, or take all. This webinar is being recorded and will be available to view on our website within one week of airdate. 

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