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Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs

Gibbons, Philip; Gill, A Malcom; Shore, Nicholas; Moritz, Max A.; Dovers, Stephen; Cary, Geoffrey


Removing vegetation close to houses is at the forefront of advice provided to home owners by fire management agencies. However, widespread clearing of trees and shrubs near houses impacts aesthetics, privacy, biodiversity, energy consumption and property values. Thus, stakeholders may oppose this practice. Regulators and property owners therefore require options for vegetation management that reduce risk to houses during wildfires without complete removal of trees and shrubs. Using data from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Landscape and Urban Planning
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.02.010


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