Australian Native Plants
for Fire Resistance

and Garden Design

Jo O’Connell, Australian Native Plants

Jo and dog in the garden

The Thomas Fire 2017

Arial map of the burn area from the Thomas Fire, 2017

What I Learned from the Fire:

Modern home with fire resistant planted landscape

Maintenance Makes a Difference:

Alternate view of the modern home with fire resistant planted landscape

Good Design Makes a Difference:

Fire resistant plants

Features of Fire Retardant Plants:

Tree with face

Acacias that survived
the Thomas Fire at my house:

Six acacias that are fire resistant

Hakeas that survived
the Thomas Fire at my house:

Four hakeas that are fire resistant

Other plants that survived the Thomas Fire at my house:

other plants that survived the Thomas Fire at my house

More Plants that survived:

More Plants that survived the Thomas Fire

Plants that Recovered:

Plants that recovered from the Thomas Fire

Going Forward:

Thank You!

thank you