Safer Gardens: Plant Flammability & Planning For Fire


  • Science-based information about a plant’s flammability, invasiveness and particular needs
  • Reliable guide for people living in fire prone areas
  • Over 500 plants assessed
  • Fire research from around the world

Book Information

Release date 04-2021
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781922454607
ISBN10 1922454605

SKU: 770 Categories: ,


Destructive bushfires are increasing in frequency and intensity around the world. For people living in fire prone areas there are no reliable guides about which plants have low flammability and which are frighteningly flammable. Safer Gardens is that guide, with over 500 plants assessed, based on fire research from around the world.
Readers can look up a plant in the Plant Flammability Table to get an idea of its flammability then turn to the A–Z for more detailed information. The book contains advice about ways to create a more firesafe garden, including the need to carefully manage the use of mulch and hedges.
This is citizen science, written by a gardener for other gardeners. Complex and potentially confusing science is made comprehensible and usable, to help you make your garden and hence your house safer.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Author information

Lesley Corbett

Lesley Corbett is a writer and a keen gardener who lives in the Perth hills, in the southwest region of Western Australia. Late one night she looked out the window and saw flames in State forest, not far from where she lives. The fire had been deliberately lit. Determined to make her garden more firesafe, she began researching plant flammability. ’Safer Gardens’ is the result of that research. This is citizen science. Lesley does not have a scientific background but became very familiar with the subject in the years she spent researching plant flammability.

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