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Fire Resistive Vegetation

Cuong Tran eastran at ipnet.ins.gu.edu.au
Wed Apr 10 03:10:38 EST 1996

Would anyone have any onformation pertaining to the identification of 
fire-resistive vegetation. These are not plants that will regenerate 
quickly post-fire, or have dormant seeds stimulated by the fire (often 
termed fire-resistant) but those plants that will NOT burn (to a certain 
extent). Charactersitics of fire-resistive vegtation may play a role in 
management and the preventative measures to lower the chances of fire 
destroying your property (or plantation). Therfore locating or collating 
a list of plants that won't burn could be useful as an effective 
preventative measure. 
Some characteristics common to fire-resistive vegetation include high 
mositure content, high salt content, high mineral ash content etc.
Anyone with information or (ideally) references would be grateful. 


C Tran

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