RO­HAN’S TOP TIPS

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

Low prune ex­ist­ing veg­e­ta­tion to sep­a­rate ground fu­els from canopy fu­els and try to cre­ate min­i­mum 2m gaps.

Re­place fine-leaved na­tive shrubs near home with plants that have thick branches and fleshy leaves i.e. suc­cu­lents.

Com­post fine fu­els like twigs and grass to re­duce bush­fire fuel into soil and in­crease soil mois­ture for plants.

Seal gaps and vents in ex­ter­nal cladding and evap­o­ra­tive cool­ers with steel fly­wire or min­eral wool to stop em­bers en­ter­ing prop­erty.

Iden­tify a self-evac­u­a­tion trig­ger to leave be­fore a bush­fire threat­ens and do not wait for of­fi­cial warn­ings.

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