Wildfire-resistant landscape plants for Michigan
Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.
Wildfire-resistant Landscape Plants for Michigan is the title of a new MSU Extension Bulletin (E-2948) that will be of interest to retail ornamental plant sellers and growers that grow and sell ornamental plants wholesale to Michigan mass marketers. There is a niche for selling plants that are wildfire-resistant that this bulletin addresses. Wildfires do occur in Michigan and have involved areas like the homes located in the sand dunes along the any of the Great Lakes, wooded home sites in oak or pine stands, and areas where grass fires occur each spring.
I encourage you to obtain a copy from your local MSU Extension office or through the MSU Extension Educational Materials Distribution Center www.emdc.msue.msu.edu. The publication contains lists of ground covers, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines that are fire-resistant. Step outside the box and look at new ways to market existing plants!