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Pacific communities planting fire-retardant trees to help prevent another wildfire disaster like Maui - 01-Sep-2023 - NZ International news ...
By Rainforest Trust - September 05, 2023
Many Pacific nations face similar conditions to Maui, where flammable African grasses have overtaken land cleared for agriculture. In New Caledonia, communities are now planting fire-resistant trees that can act as green fire breaks and slow the spread of blazes. There's one tree that seems to stop fire or at least reduce its speed, and that's the sea hibiscus---a native species endemic in New Caledonia.

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