Free chipper program offered Valley residents
Fire Safe Sonoma's "Chippers Ahoy!" program can help county residents prepare for wildfire season. We will provide free chipping services to dispose of vegetation cut by residents to create defensible space around homes.
You cut it and pile it, we'll chip it for free.
To participate, residents in areas at-risk to wildfire cut and pile small trees and brush according to program requirements. Guidelines and the chipping request form are available at www.firesafesonoma.org, or by calling Fire Safe Sonoma at 565-6070.
The guidelines tell you what can go in your pile and how and where it must be placed. When piles are complete, submit the Request for Chipping form. We will send a chipper and crew to your property-for free. The chipping program is available to all Sonoma County residents in areas at risk to wildfire.
Fire Safe Sonoma is a nonprofit corporation dependent upon grants, private donations and community volunteers.
Funding for "Chippers Ahoy!" was provided by a generous grant from the USDA Forest Service and the California Fire Safe Council.
Fire Safe Sonoma's Defensible Space Program can provide additional assistance to low income and disabled or elderly residents who need help to create or maintain defensible space. Please contact us for further information.
The views and conclusions contained in this letter are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council or the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council or the U.S. Government.
Coordinator, Fire Safe Sonoma