Firescaping: The Essentials of Managing a Landscape that Protects and Endures

by Douglas Kent | On Demand

CEUs/PDHs: (* CEU's Pending) Credits: LACES 1.5,APLD 1.5,QWEL 1.5,NALP 1.5

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Webinar Description:
As California’s population and temperatures continue to grow, so does the likelihood of community destroying wildfires.  Join Douglas Kent, author of Firescaping, as he examines the art of maintaining a fire-protected property. Doug will give you the tools to maintain emergency access, fortified structures, effective defensible space, resilient landscape features, healthy outlying areas, and plants that repel firebrands and intense heat. Doug has been working to create fire safe communities for over 29 years and his presentations are as professional as they are educational and inspiring.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identification and use of turf species in Southern California
2. Identification and biology of major turf diseases
3. Best management practices for disease management including cultural practices and fungicide use.
4. You will be able to understand the perils of working in the wilder areas of a landscape.
5. And you will be able to recognize the differences between fire resistant and flammable plants.

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Douglas Kent

Author of the best selling book on property protection in the U.S. (Firescaping), Kent has been working to create fire-protected communities since 1993. He has worked with high-risk communities throughout the state and been on the frontlines of many wildfires. He is also author of 6 other horticultural books, over 50 articles, and has helped lead 4 statewide education campaigns. Kent has taught at the California Polytechnic University, Pomona, since 2008. He is seasoned, professional and impassioned and his presentations are dynamic, educational and inspiring.