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August 22, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Preservation Park, Robinson A 1204 Preservation Park Way Oakland, CA 94612
Concord, CA 94520
$30- $35
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Firescaping: Planting Against Fire

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This workshop is presented by RESCAPE California. Understanding how fire operates is the first step in preventing fires from starting in the first place, and if they do, minimizing the damage to property and loved ones! We will look at why fire is such a hot (haha) topic – where it comes from, how it operates, and what feeds it. In understanding fire’s preferences, we can make better decisions in the landscape’s design, management, and maintenance practices to keep people, wildlife, and our properties safe. The investment in preventing fire is worth a lot more than a pound of post-fire cure!

We will touch on:

  • Fire sources / how it starts
  • Debunking myths about fire (green plants do catch fire)
  • How it moves – predicting its route and understanding how it spreads and how FAST
  • What feeds it makes it stronger, taller, faster, able to leap tall buildings!
  • Keeping it away from things we don’t want burned (design perspective)
  • Keeping things from burning (design, materiality, maintenance considerations)
  • Starving a fire of fuel (maintenance considerations and specs)
  • Stopping a fire
  • Resources