Bushfires are becoming more frequent and often harder to control, making our homes and properties more vulnerable to fire than perhaps they once were. For those of us interested in protecting our properties, the call to plant fire-resistant plants is at an all-time high. If we can incorporate trees, shrubs and ground covers into our design which are slower to burn than some other species, while at the same time providing us with food and nourishment when it’s not bushfire season, then we can’t really go wrong.
There is a long list of trees and plants that can help us to provide a resilient layer of practical edibles that can help hold back encroaching wildfires. For those thinking of growing a fire-resistant boundary, here’s a couple of edible options across five different plant types that are well worth considering.