CHIPPER PROGRAM SUSPENDED
5/12/2020: This morning the executive board of the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council made the difficult decision to suspend the chipping program. No new applications will be accepted. Applications that have a job number assigned will be completed. The program is currently funded by a grant from CAL FIRE and the grant dollars have been nearly depleted. The homeowner insurance crisis, El Dorado County Vegetation ordinance and the COVID-19 stay at home order have contributed to an unprecedented increase in demand for the program. Our all-volunteer staff are aggressively seeking additional funding sources from our collaborators and will reopen the program as soon as additional funding is secured.
El Dorado County has a free chipper program that provides chipping services free of charge to residents on the Western slope. This is a great help to homeowners wishing to clear their land and create defensible space around their homes. To find out more about this program, visit this page on the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council website