Bushfire season is well and truly here

The link below is to a paper that looks at the role that vegetation near houses can play in reducing or increasing bushfire risk. Wide watered lawns can act as a buffer, whereas a hedge of melaleucas can be  like a fuse leading up to or close to the house, Risk_Hse_loss_stats_analysis_1-s2.0-S1364815214003776-main