NO–COST CHIPPING SERVICE
FOR FUEL (VEGETATION) REDUCTION
THIS SERVICE WILL BE OFFERED TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
S.D. Country Estates
How to get chipping:
1. Call the Fire Safe Council at 619-562-0096, if you do not live in one of the communities listed above.
2. Download our form at: www.firesafesdcounty.org.
3. Return the form by fax to (619) 562-4799 or by mail, 11769 Waterhill Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040.
Material will not be chipped until a request form has been received, and material is stacked and ready.
A maximum service time applies per owner.
Scheduling is subject to many factors including equipment uptime, weather, personnel, geographic grouping of chipping requests,
etc. There is only one crew, county-wide. Your understanding is appreciated in this matter, please call for updates.
In partnership with:
Rev 18 Jul 12 OB
The No-Cost Chipping Service is administered by the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, an equal opportunity
provider. Funding provided by a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of
Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council.
Requirements for Cut Vegetation Materials:
brush or limbs that have been cleared or stacked with a tractor or heavy equipment will not be chipped
brush must be free of mud, rocks, and other debris
no palm, cactus, poison oak, or ice plant will be chipped
maximum six-inch diameter on cut limbs
piles stacked no more than six feet high, and within five feet of chipper access, and with cut ends facing road or
chipper access area
piles must be fully accessible for chipping equipment and crew
chipped material is left on-site, not hauled away
Guidelines for thinning existing vegetation and maintaining different vegetation densities can be found on the Fire Safe
Council of San Diego County’s website at http://www.firesafesdcounty.org/howto/defensiblespace.html