Wildfires are important and necessary in the wildland, and are Mother Nature’s way of housecleaning.
Because many of our communities are adjacent to the wildland (Wildland Urban Interface or WUI) it’s important that we become aware of the principles of Firewise Landscaping. Homeowners can take a proactive approach to the defense of their homes against nearby wildfires. Community planners can apply Firewise Landscaping to their overall designs. Established communities can join together and take measures to enact Firewise principles.
There are many Firewise publications available through the links below. If you would like to speak to a Master Gardener about the Firewise program or for more information about becoming a Firewise Community, please contact the Ellis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 972-825-5175.