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Green Thumb Lecture: Fire Wise Gardening
January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Wildfires are becoming larger and more common across the western United States. Few people know that Clallam County has one of the highest risks for wildfire in western Washington.
Washington Department of Natural Resources wildfire and forest health specialist, Jordan Van Delden, joins us to talk about making home landscapes more resistant to wildfire. He will share information on home ignition zones: Immediate, Intermediate, and Extended and will provide information on creating defensible space in each. Van Delden believes that creating defensible space is not about cutting down every tree or bush on the property but creating fire breaks and space between the home and vegetation surrounding the property. Done correctly, the landscape maintains its appeal and still is resilient to the effects of a wildfire. Examples of fire-resistant plants to increase a home’s survivability and which to grow in each zone will be provided. Find a link to the Zoom presentation here.
Green Thumb Garden Tip Series Presentations are held from 12 to 1 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months. Talks are currently only being offered by online streaming, due to current social distancing concerns with COVID-19. Please see instructions for accessing the live stream. Presentations and associated printed materials will be archived on the local articles and archived presentations portion of our website. These events are free, but donations to help support the WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardener program are appreciated.