This resource web hub is a result of support from The Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund Inc.

    As well as this website page we offer you a downloadable report. In the report you will find information about: 

    • Shelterbelts
    • Plant species
    • Planting tips
    • and more

    This report identifies plants with fire retardant properties that are best suited to the Far South Coast of NSW.  Some fire retardant suggestions in the links below will not be best suited to the Far South Coast of NSW. 

    If you were not directly affected by fire, please make a donation to the Cobargo region when you download this PDF. 

    Thank you.

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    Online resources for Fire Retardance

    Australian Plants for Fire Prone Areas

    Australian Native Plants for Fire Resistance

    Bushfire Resistant Plants

    YouTube clips on Fire Retardance

    This is a fantastically educational video from an aerospace engineer turned landscaper (Greg Rubin) incorporating US naval housing wildfire retardance research study from the Californian experience.  The work highlights how native plants are so much more efficient and retardant so long as they have strategic watering.  Watering and spacing is key.  The value of rock mulches is also illustrated.

    Can You Name the Most Fire-Resistant Trees? (The Answers May Surprise You)

    Deciduous trees can provide crucial bushfire protection in rural Australia

    Designing and Planting A Firebreak

    Fire Retardant Gardens for the Urban Fringe and Rural Areas

    Fire Resistant and Retardant plants

    Fire Retardant Trees and Plants

    Firescaping: Plants That Help Protect Your Property From Fire

    How to Use Succulents as a Firebreak

    Landscaping for Bushfire Prone Areas

    Tips for Bushfire Resistant Plants and Trees

    Designing your garden for fire resilience

    Windbreaks: Design and Type | Erosion Control | Soil Management

    Reading List

    Bradstock, R.A, Williams, J.E and Gill, A.M. (2002) Flammable Australia: The Fire Regimes and Biodiversity of a Continent. (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)

    Penman, T.D., Christie, F.J., Anderson, A.N., Bradstock, R.A., Cary, G.J., Henderson, M.K., Price, O., Tran, C., Wardle, G.M., Williams, R.J. and York, A. (2011). Prescribed burning: how it can work to preserve the things we value? International Journal of Wildland Fire 20: 721-733

    Shelterbelt Design Note Number: LC0136 Published: May 2006 Updated: October 2009 Agriculture Victoria Landcare note developed by Hayley Johnson and Dr James Brandle (USA), May 2009. Reviewed by Hayley Malloy, Farm Services Victoria. October 2009.

    I wish to acknowledge the assistance I have received from Jackie Miles, Rob Summers, John Champagne, Stuart Cameron and Merryn Carey with additional species recommendations relating to this region along the Far South Coast of NSW and with editing and additions to these notes. Their regional knowledge of species is encyclopedic and their observations have been greatly appreciated. Collation of these notes and online publication has been supported by The Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund Inc.

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