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Community Chipping Program


Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue offers a free chipping service to assist community members with reducing the threat of wildfires to their homes. The program is also great for individuals who would rather chip their brush/limbs either due to lack of time, environmental concerns, or fire restrictions. Chipping is a safe, quick way to mitigate brush/small trees/branches without having to worry about causing a wildfire or emitting smoke into the air.

Who is Eligable?

The free chipping service is open to anyone living within District 9 (Plain, Lake Wenatchee, and certain communities on hwy 2. If you are not sure if we cover your area, just call the office and ask!

How it works?

The program is quick and easy to use. If you wish to use our service, start by stacking organized piles along your driveway or road with the stems all pointing towards the road/driveway. The piles must be accessible and meet the criteria mentioned in the flyer below*. Once your piles are ready to chip, you are ready to sign up! Just click on the button below and it will take you to the chipping signup form.  If it is during peak fire season the wait time to hear back will be longer but normally you should hear from us within the week. We look forward to working with you and if you have any questions please give us a call!

* You are allowed to have multiple piles. Also if your driveway is extremely steep or has extreamly sharp corners, you may need to call ahead and have someone come out to take a look and make sure our chipping machine and truck can access it. If a pile is not properly stacked or inaccessible, we may request you to restack or move the pile. 

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Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue offers free brush chipping service to local Lake Wenatchee/Plain residents as part of our Fuels Reduction Program. Requests can be made for individual properties or a community chipping event can be scheduled as well. Chipping will be done Spring-Fall.


*We have closed the chipping program for the season. We will start again in spring of 2023

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