Sudden Valley Firewise Program – 2022

Sudden Valley Community Association will be hosting a Firewise program starting on July 11th, 2022. The purpose of a Firewise program is to promote awareness of homeowners to the dangers of fires from vegetation surrounding their home and other properties. One hazard that is prevalent within Sudden Valley is the tree limbs that have fallen naturally or during windstorms. These limbs are referred to in a Firewise program as “ground fuels”. Because large limbs are difficult to remove, Sudden Valley Community Association assists homeowners by providing a free service whereby residents of the Association can dispose of the tree limbs that have broken from trees on or surrounding their property. This Firewise service is provided by SVCA’s Maintenance Department during a published scheduled time frame.  

Residents can take advantage of this program by having their tree branches placed in an accessible pile next to the roadway prior to the scheduled pickup time for their area. Piles of branches placed by the roadside after the scheduled pickup time will not be picked up and will be the property owners’ responsibility.

Scope of Service:

  • Service is limited to resident’s; no commercial support is available.
  • Branches must be plied next to the road and easily accessible to the Firewise crew.  Do not block ditches with branches.
  • Pickup is limited to tree branches that have naturally broken from a tree. Services do not include limbs that are “cut” from an established tree.
  • The maximum diameter of the limb is six (6) inches.
  • There is no limit to the length of the limb.
  • The height of a pile of limbs should be no more than five (5) feet tall.
  • Vegetation such as brush, lawn waste, tree roots, bagged leafs, etc. will not be picked up as these items will jam/plug equipment. If these items are left alongside the roadway, they will be the property owners’ responsibility to dispose of.  
  • Questions pertaining to the Sudden Valley Community Association’s Firewise program can be directed to the Maintenance Superintendent by calling (360) 778-2223.

Recycle Disposal: Limbs are fed into a large wood chipping machine and the chips transported to a Sudden Valley Association wood chip composting site. The chips will be made available free to residents to self-load on a first come basis.

Firewise 2022 Schedule:

Date                                    Location

July 11th                             Gate 5, Maintenance Zones 51, 52, 53

July 18th                              Gate 3, Maintenance Zones 3, 4, 5, 6

July 25th                              Gate 3, 9,13Maintenance Zones 1, 2

August 1st                           Gate 1, Maintenance Zones 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

August 8th                           Gate 2, Maintenance Zones 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26