Monday, March 4, 2024

Plant flammability and planning for fire – Lesley Corbett (Author of Safer Gardens)

he Australian 2019-20 bushfire season is still fresh in our memories, but many people aren’t educated on how to plan for fire in their gardens. In this episode, Karen Smith interviews Lesley Corbett, author of the wonderful book Safer Gardens: Planning For Fire & Plant Flammability.

Learn which plants are more flammable than which other plants, and learn about what factors make any plant more flammable and how to reduce their flammability.

You’ll have to make a sacrifice to the available habitat for wildlife but that’s a cost you have to pay if you’re living in a fire-prone area and you want to feel safe.