Residents in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County are eligible for a free roadside chipper program that helps them create a defensible space around their homes, reduce vegetation along access routes and reduce the risk of wildfires.
The county will provide three hours of free chipping - enough to chip a pile of vegetation 50 feet long, four feet high and eight feet wide.
The program is offered May through November weather permitting, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program served more than 450 properties last year, and since May 1 of this year, 123 applications for free chipping have been received.
More information is available here.