Tree Planting Guide - High Risk

Highly Flammable Trees and Shrubs

All plants are flammable if not pruned periodically. The risk of fire can be greatly diminished with maintenance.

The following trees and shrubs are among those known for the amount of dead fuel that accumulates in them and the high oil, high resin, or low moisture content of their leaves and branches.

Trees

Acacia

Arborvitae California Bay

Cedar

Cypress

Fir and Pine

Eucalyptus

Juniper

Palm Pine

Spruce

Yew

 

Grasses, Shrubs, Ground Cover

California buckwheat

California sagebrush

Chamise or greasewood

Dry annual grasses

Juniper

Laurel sumac

Manzanita

Pampas grass

Rosemary

Scotch broom

Scrub oak

Spanish broom

Sugar bush

Toyon