HOCHIKI EUROPE'S emergency lighting system, FIREscape
, has received a top industry accolade at the prestigious Fire Excellence Awards 2011.
Santa Barbara's Firescape
Demonstration Garden, at 2411 Stanwood Drive, is a 1.7-acre site with recommended plants displayed in a zoned design (see photo at left); it's open from dawn to dusk daily To aid fire fighting, follow these additional site precautions.
And like Hanson, what I have come to appreciate is that nearly all of the Western landscapes could be more accurately termed "firescapes
." To some degree or another, their vegetative communities are shaped by periodic wildfires.
As forests born in the sunshine of 1989 begin to close in the views in firescapes
, views that were only created in 1988 are vanishing, and will not return until the next large fires visit these forests several centuries from now.
HOW TO USE IT Plant it as an edging for unthirsty borders; it's also a smart choice for firescapes
Another image includes the streetscape of urban New York City or a set of stateside row-houses along a United States city street, firescapes
included: an unlikely image of tropical urban housing architecture.
Two blossoms of light, light across a dark grey building manned by a dancing tree, rows of tan firescapes
hit by the sweetness of six o'clock light.
* Firepit: FireScapes
(www.firescapes.net or 402/980-1900)
The Santa Barbara Fire Department pioneered this zoned approach in its Firescapes
Demonstration Garden, at 2411