Chipper Program


Planning For and Preventing Wildfire in Ventura County

The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council has received grant funds to provide chipping services for neighborhoods and individual homeowners in Ventura County who are willing to work to make their property fire safe.

Funding provided by a grant through CalFire from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program, the California Fire Foundation, SoCal Edison,  and by a grant through the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA)

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Keep all piles free of rocks, dirt, wire, lumber, spiny plants, and poison oak. The chipper cannot chip palm fronds, succulents, pine needles, or leaves.

  • Recently removed vegetation will chip better than old dried-out branches and shrubs.

  • The chipper can handle material up to 7″ in diameter (no root balls). The equipment does not chip individual branches that are small (rakings) or old-decayed wood well.

The time you spend cutting and stacking material for chipping is used for an “in-kind match”. Meeting match requirements for this grant will help us to obtain future funding to continue this program. Please be as accurate as possible in reporting your time.
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