Provo Fire & Rescue announces new chipping program

Graphic Courtesy: Provo Fire and Rescue

PROVO, Utah, March 4, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Provo Fire and Rescue has announced a new chipping program to decrease risk of wildfires within the city’s Wildland Urban Interface.

“If you live in this area and keep your property clear of excess brush and weeds, it creates a defensible space around your home,” said a tweet.

The tweet says that if residents cut and stack, Provo City will chip, chopping the waste wood and weeds into fine pieces.

The neighborhoods that are being asked to gather wood and branches first are Edgemont, Indian Hills, North Timpview, River Bottoms, Rock Canyon and Sherwood Hills.

Chipping days will be March 15 through March 20. There is no need to sign up, you just need to have your piles ready by March 15.

The piles can include:

  • Woody limbs and branches only, up to 12 inches diameter
  • Maximum length of 15 feet
  • No construction or building materials
  • Must be clear of nails or wire
  • Piles only, no bags
  • No trash or weeds
  • No root wads, dirt or rocks
  • No grass clippings or bags/piles of leaves

The piles must be stacked neatly with ends facing the road, and within 5 feet of the roadway. Piles must not be higher than 24 inches. There is no limit to the width of the piles, or you can have numerous smaller piles.

The next phase, in April, will be for Oak Hills, Wasatch, Foothills, Provost, Provost South and Spring Creek.

For more information, contact Provo Fire and Rescue’s John Earnest at [email protected] or 801-885-8688.


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