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Welcome to the Fire Performance Plant Selector



This tutorial is intended to be a step-by-step process that will enable you to search for plant material best adapted for use in fire prone landscapes. The tutorial is intended to be used as a guide to help you understand the many search options the Fire Performance Plant Selector and provide customized plant lists and factsheets generated by your searches.

Note: Currently there are only 541 plants in the Fire Performance Plant Selector Database. As additional plant material is added searches will return greater number of plants. During The winter and spring of 2011, 500 additional plants will be added.

Click Tutorial to download a PDF of the tutorial instructions.


Personalizing Reports

Before you begin using the Fire Performance Plant Selector, select the Personalize Reports link under the Getting Started tab and fill in the fields with the contact information and location relevant to each search. This will ensure that all the reports you generate are customized before you begin. Your personalized information is automatically saved as long as your cookies are enabled in your browser options.

 Selecting a Logo

To select a logo, browse through your computer and download a logo that you have saved on your computer hard drive.  The logo will be automatically be added to any plant Factsheets that are printed. Be sure when selecting a logo that you only use logos with the following file extensions:  .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .JPG, .PNG and .GIF.

Click Personalizing Reports to download a PDF of the report personalization instructions.

Using Reports


The Reports tab in the upper right of the web page provides you with the option of exporting your personalized searches into a Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet or as a list in a Microsoft WORD document. This can be useful for field work or for developing more detailed reports related to your searches.

You can also generate an on-line summary page with photos of any plant on the Plant Search Results list when it is double-clicked. This feature provides the user with a quick summary of all the Fire Performance Characteristics of the plant. Do not confuse this option with the printable Factsheets option.

Click Using Reports to download a PDF of the report instructions.

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