Next Living With Fire Workshop: Firewise Landscaping | South Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Residents are invited to take part in a free virtual workshop to learn more about landscaping and reduce the risk of forest fires. The workshop is hosted by the Living With Fire and Tahoe Living With Fire programs with the support of the University of Nevada Reno, Extension, and is led by moderator Wendy Hanson Mazet, a certified arborist and extension plant diagnostician. It gives tips on which plants are recommended in the household to reduce the risk of forest fires.

Date: April 7th I 6:00 am -7: 30 pm PST


“Spring is a great time to create and maintain defensible space around your home,” said Jamie Roice-Gomes, program manager, Living With Fire. “The defensible space is the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where vegetation has been managed to reduce the risk of forest fires. When firefighters are not available to defend the home, a defensible space can increase a home’s chances of survival. Wendy’s extensive background in horticulture and arboriculture can help with plant selection in your home. “

The workshop is part of an online workshop series: “Living With Fire Virtual Series”. The online series includes presentations on landscaping, forest fire preparedness, mandatory fire and more.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact:

The Lake Tahoe Fire Prevention Districts offer Tahoe residents free room inspections and roadside chipping services. To learn more about these services and the defensible space in your area, visit

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