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Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Fire-Resistant Landscaping

July 14, 2021 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 14, 2021--

As temperatures rise across the state, Californians continue to search for ways to prepare their homes before the height of wildfire season. Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s) new digital video series provides the simple steps every homeowner needs to know to better protect their homes and families. In the fifth episode of 7 Saturdays to a More Fire-Resistant Home, viewers will get a detailed look at different types of fire-resistant plants and trees and the safest places to plant them. The show is co-hosted by David Hawks, Senior Public Safety Specialist at PG&E, and Alicia Mason.

There have been nearly 150,000 views of the first four episodes in the 7 Saturdays series, and there are still several episodes left to watch. Customers can stream the show on PG&E’s preparedness website, the Safety Action Center, which provides information to help customers keep their families, homes and businesses safe during natural disasters and other emergencies.

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Hawks, former CAL FIRE Chief of the Butte Unit, believes that fire-resistant landscaping is one of the most important parts of preparing your home and property for a wildfire. According to Hawks, there are no plants or trees that are 100% fireproof but there are some that have adapted over generations to be more fire-resistant. “For plants, it’s best to pick ones that are herbaceous or non-woody and for trees to pick ones that are deep-rooted, have thicker bark and have leaves instead of needles,” Hawks said.

In this episode, viewers will learn:

  • The types of plants and trees that are fire-resistant
  • The safest places to plant plants and trees on their property
  • What to consider when planting immature trees

You can watch the fifth episode (and the four previous episodes) now on the Safety Action Center ( safetyactioncenter.pge.com ). New episodes will launch every week for seven weeks.

About PG&E

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news

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