Testimonials Shop News Specials Catalogue Contact Forum Blog My Account My Edibles
Blueberries are back in stock
Blueberries are back in stockPomegranate Trees available for PurchaseMuscadine Grapes Now AvailableAll Positive and Negative Reviews
Forum Rules | Updates
<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum

Fire resistant plantings

    2 responses

TSQ starts with ...
Thank you for your informative and timely article on the above.
Also grateful for the long list of examples to purchase.
I have a screen of 10-metre pine trees on the Eastern side of my home (10 metres away). Having recently read that they are a hazard for bush fires because they can explode under ember attack, I was planning to cut away all of the greenery.
Hopefully, this will leave the branch/trunk skeletons to hold some climbing vines that will add colour variety, while presenting a screen to trap and extinguish embers.
I have found many sites forwarding fire resistant trees (that will take too long to grow, while meaning I would also have to cut down the pine trees), but nothing on creepers/climbers.
Can anyone help, please?
Thank you.
Regards,
Tom.
About the Author
TSQ
Orange
25th January 2020 7:41pm
#UserID: 21527
Posts: 2
View All TSQ's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Tom

I'm thinking of growing dragon fruit trees to climb over your proposed pine tree skeletons. Dragon fruits are fire resistant being having a fleshy watery stems that will not easily catch fire. They are pleasant to the eye because of the spectacular flowers and colorful fruits besides the yummy factor of the fruits when consumed.
Happy gardening 😎
About the Author
Fruitylicious1
TAMWORTH,2340,NSW
9th February 2020 4:24pm
#UserID: 16885
Posts: 708
View All Fruitylicious1's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
TSQ says...
Thanks Fruitylicious1 for a suggestion I will take up. I have been informed that pine wood contains a resin that easily ignites, so I will cut the trees down.
However, I will replace the skeletons with a large and broad wire frame to hold a variety of climbers to present a solid - and edible - screen to counter embers.
Regards,
Tom.
About the Author
TSQ
Orange
11th February 2020 12:36am
#UserID: 21527
Posts: 2
View All TSQ's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(1) LIKE this Question (0)
People who Like this Answer: Fruitylicious1

REPLY to this forum

Login or Create Account

<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum