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Last weekend, I attended an excellent San Diego APLD workshop, which included a presentation on on “Creating Fire Resistant Properties and Communities” by Doug Kent, author of seven books including Firescaping. This is a resource book I have had in my collection for many years. As an unexpected bonus, I and a couple of my designer friends got to spend a couple hours afterward getting to know Doug as we toured the San Diego Botanic Garden.
His talk and accompanying slides graphically showed both the best and worst cases of fire preparedness and what can result. As someone who not only works but also lives in the heart of fire country, and who has evacuated my home on two occasions, this topic is as much of interest personally as it is professionalyl. I have witnessed the impact of the loss of hundreds of houses in my own area, and how it changes a community forever. Without a doubt, making one’s home and landscape safe from wildfire should be a chief concern of anyone living in an neighborhood like mine.
Here are a few of the highlights from Mr. Kent’s talk: