Fire retardant trees

Trees As Living Firebreaks – Eco-friendly Fire Retardants At Work
Case studies show how fire retardant plantings helped protect property in fires in the Bridgetown / Balingup area in the southwest of WA. Similar observations were made after the Marysville fires where some trees played an important role as a fire shield.
This website lists the trees which have fire retardant qualities on the page “Planting Trees As Living Firebreaks”. They include may European species such as: 

  • Ash
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Elm
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Ornamental Pears
  • Ornamental Plums
  • Poplar
  • Plane Tree
  • Willow
  • Some Wattles
  • Weeping Standards
  • Other Ornamental Varieties
  • Edible Fruit Varieties
Nestles among European trees, this house would more easily withstand ember attack and radiant heat. 

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