Trees for Tennessee Landscapes - Maintaining and Protecting
As Tennessee’s population continues to grow, more people are building homes in rural forested areas. Each year Tennessee experiences approximately 2,000 wild (forest) fires. With the influx of new homeowners in and around forest land, the chances of wildfires damaging home structures increase. Improper landscaping around homes increases the likelihood of fire damage, while also hindering the activities of firefighters.
"SP685 Landscaping Guidelines to Protect Your Home from Wildfire," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP685-13.5M-10/06 R12-4910-065-011-07 07-0075, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfores/85