Firewise 2020 Extension

The Firewise team is ahead of schedule and should complete branch pickup at all of the registered locations in Gates 1 & 2 by the first part of next week. There are only a few locations in Gate 5 which will go quickly. The team has time to extend it’s services to those who missed the March 27, 2020 deadline for registration. If you missed the March sign up window and have branches that you would like picked up by Thursday, April 30, 2020 you can sign up for a late pickup no later than April 24, 2020.


Stack piles of trimmed branches and woody fuels perpendicular to the street, in a neat pile, no more than 5 feet high by 10 feet wide, with largest diameter ends toward the road. Do not randomly toss branches or make tangled stacks; it creates more work for the chipping crew and slows the process. Larger piles may not be picked up.

Once your materials are set in place, chipping service requests can be submitted using one of three methods:

  1. Sign up method – Because of the limited SVCA office staff during the COVID-19 conditions, we can only accept requests by sending an e-mail to “” requesting branch pickup. The e-mail must include the property owner’s name, email address, property address, and a contact phone number. Please note that we will only be able to provide this service to those who have submitted requests prior to April 24, 2020.

Service Criteria:

Branch pile must be stacked next to the firm surface of the road with the branches  perpendicular to the street
The crew cannot work across ditches or access private property
Branch diameter:  Tree limbs from ½ inch up to seven (7) inches in diameter
Branch length: Minimum of 2-foot long. Maximum: Unlimited
Maximum branch pile size/lot: 10-foot-long by 10-foot-wide by 5 feet high

What we cannot chip:

  • Yard waste, twigs, ferns leaves, brush, bramble berry vines, etc. These items will clog the chipper.
  • Manufactured lumber (2 x 4s, plywood, etc.)