LAFD Station 74

Travis Whitcomb, a Sunland-Tujunga area teen, drove the renovation of Los Angeles Fire Department Station 74’s landscape as his Eagle Scout project. The garden now features lush, leafy, fire-wise native foliage that beautifies and shades the community’s commercial district along Foothill Boulevard.

The garden exemplifies the qualities of a fire (and slide) wise landscape. Its native foliage withstands the high heat and moisture of Valley summers, decreasing the chances that it will be ready-fuel for fire. More importantly, it contains none of the combustible invasive plants popularized as “drought tolerant” in recent years.

See more authentic, fire wise foliage in Pinterest.

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