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Fire-resistant Landscape Plants for the Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley is known for mild, wet winters, but summer droughts leave the valley as vulnerable to wildfires as drier areas of the state. Homeowners can decrease the potential for damage to their property from a wildfire by using fire resistant plants in landscaping. No plant is fire-proof, but some are considered fire resistant. This publication highlights fire-resistant...

Brooke Edmunds | Feb 2015 | OSU Extension Catalog

Mixed Conifer and Hardwood Forest Management in Southwest Oregon

This publication is part of the Alternative Forest Management series. It describes a case study on management of a mixed conifer and hardwood forest in southwest Oregon. The landowners' management philosophy is to promote mature forest conditions while maintaining multiple species and age classes, to increase fire resistance and decrease the potential for high-intensity wildfire, and ...

Stephen Fitzgerald, Max Bennett | Dec 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Reducing Fire Risk on Your Forest Property

The degree of wildfire risk depends on both the probability of an ignition and the potential for damage or harm (such as loss of trees, homes, or even lives). Recognizing that you may have a high wildfire risk is the first step in doing something about it. Whether you own a few acres or thousands, this publication will help you reduce the potential for wildfire ...

Robert (Bob) Parker, Stephen Fitzgerald, Max Bennett | Oct 2010 | OSU Extension Catalog

Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes

As homeowners continue to build in the wild and urban interface, they must take special precautions to protect their homes. One way to do this is to create a defensible space around the home, and one important factor can be using fire-resistant plants in landscaping. While taking actions to create a defensible space do not ensure that your home will survive a wildfire, ...

Amy Jo Detweiler, Stephen Fitzgerald | Aug 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog