Firewise Shelterbelt Design Brochure - Download (4 KB)
This brochure provides examples of native vegetation that should be considered in a fire-wise shelterbelt design.
Firewise Garden Design Brochure - Download (4 KB)
This brochure provides examples of native vegetation that should be considered in a fire-wise garden design.
Lakes Entrance Community Landcare have completed a fascinating and useful study into fire protection through revegetation. They have found that a number of native plants have fire-retardant and/or fire-resistant properties that make them a good choice around properties in fire-prone areas.
Native vegetation sustains life, and many native East Gippsland plants possess 'fire-wise' properties. We can plant our way to greater fire safety!
The Group have developed a number of audio-visual presentations to cover the following topics:
Part 1.a - Introduction to Green Fire Walls
Part 1.b - How to create fire-wise shelterbelts/ Benefit of native vegetation on farms and reserves
Part 1.c - How to create a fire-wise garden/Rainforests as natural fire suppressants
Part 2 – Concerns About Planned Burns
More information, including the series of presentations, can be found at the Lakes Entrance Community Landcare Website: https://lakesentrancelandcare.com.au/