Banana Fire Buffers

Banana Fire Buffers

Constant Wonder

Edible Fire Buffer

Episode: Edible Fire Buffer

  • May 12, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 33:16 mins

Banana trees are actually not trees—they're actually 25 foot-tall herbs, and they’re fire-resistant. Strategically placed in California, banana tree groves could slow down a fire long enough to allow first responders to save lives and property. Guest: Barath Raghavan is a computer scientist at USC.