Butte County Chipper Program marks 13th Year

Jan 30, 2015 3:33 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

The Butte County Fire Safe Council is once again offereing it's Chipper Program to help foothill residents safely get rid of fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation ... to help prevent wildfires.
The program is in its 13th year and provides an alternative to burning or hauling .
Coordinators expect to offer the service through May 15th.

To prepare brush and limbs for the Chipper Program:

1. Stack cut brush and limbs in a row within 5 feet of the road edge with the ends facing towards the road.
2. Rows should be stacked no more that 4 feet high.
3. Keep mud, rocks and roots out of the rows.
4. Locate the rows so the truck and chipper can easily access them, no off-road locations allowed.

To take part, call 530-877-0984. Funding is provided by a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, through the California Fire Safe Council. T

Meanwhile, sales of a new children's book will raise money for the Butte Fire Safe Council.
It's called "Once Upon a Wildfire", and is authored by the Council's Executive Director, Calli-Jane DeAnda.
The book includes plenty of illustrations and information about keeping homes and communities fire safe.
To find out more visit www.thenet411.net or call (5300 777-0984.


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