Please note that some areas will have two Chipping Days this year. WFPD is continuing its neighborhood Chipper Program in conjunction with the Town of Woodside and the Town of Portola Valley.
The Chipper Program is a fuel reduction program to help decrease our community threat from wildfire. With a Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation grant, a chipper and truck purchased. The program goal is to assist residents in maintaining defensible space around their homes. The chipper will enable the Fire District to easily dispose of large amounts of fuel.
The chipping will be conducted with Fire Safe San Mateo County and Cal Fire inmate crews. The Fire District asks that you stack your materials by 7 am along the roadside no more than 14 days prior to your scheduled chipping day and we will take care of the rest. No signup or registration is required.
This service is provided at no charge, but there are some restrictions. The chipper cannot chip Eucalyptus bark or poison oak. Materials cannot contain nails or screws, as it can damage the chipper and any personnel operating it. Fuels such as brush, and tree limbs are accepted, and branches with diameters up to 8 inches are acceptable. Branches need to be stacked in a neat pile with all of the cut ends facing the road. Piles are limited to 10 feet wide x 10 feet long. Brush will be chipped back on site with exception of certain areas.