Please prepare your chipping piles before you sign up for the program.
· no ground-clearing disturbance permitted while removing tree limbs or brush
· chipping crew is not responsible for moving brush beyond a 5′ distance from the chipper
· no palm, cactus, poison oak, or ice plant will be chipped
· brush must be free of mud, rocks, and other debris
· maximum six-inch diameter on cut limbs
· piles should be: no more than six feet high, within five feet of road edge, and with cut ends facing road
· piles must be fully accessible for chipping equipment and crew
· chipped material to be left on-site in the area, not hauled away
· brush or limbs that have been mechanically removed (by tractor or bulldozer) will not be chipped
· brush or limbs that have been cleared or stacked with a tractor, or bulldozer, will not be chipped
· contractors are provided with a schedule; final scheduling decisions are made by the contractor based on location.
Once your piles are prepared and ready for chipping, please click the ‘Sign Up’ button to move to the County's website and click the Green Sign Up Button to add your property to the wait list. If you do not have internet access, please call the County Fire Safe Council at 619-562-0096 to sign up.
· Brush and tree trimming/thinning.
· Raking of dead leaves and pine needles.
· Chipping of removed vegetation. Chips are left onsite.
· On-site education about effective defensible space.
· Initial one-day defensible space clean up.
· Performed by professional contractors, who are bonded and insured.
· Must be over 65 or have a medical physical disability making it impossible for you to do the clean-up work yourself.
· Must be deemed financially unable to hire a contractor:
· One-person household: Income is less than $2,842 (monthly) or $34,100 (annually)
· Two-person household: Income is less than $3,246 (monthly) or $38,950 (annually)
Please follow the link to the online form to sign up for the program. If you do not have internet access, please call the Fire Safe Council at 619-562-0096 to sign up.
· This program is funding dependent and services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis as program funds are available.
· Dead tree removal is not included in this service.
This program is offered by the Fire Safe Council San Diego County in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County. Funding is currently provided by a grant from San Diego Gas & Electric.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.