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Released by: Permit Sonoma
For Immediate Release

Free Chipping to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Santa Rosa, CA  –  May 24, 2019  –  Sonoma County’s free Roadside Chipper program supports residents in creating defensible space around their homes and reducing vegetation along access routes. Properties in unincorporated Sonoma County are eligible to receive up to 3 hours of complimentary chipping. On average, this is enough time to chip a pile of vegetation that is approximately 50 feet long, 4 feet tall, and 8 feet wide.

The program, which is offered May-November (weather dependent), is available on a first- come, first served basis. Last year, the program served over 450 properties. Since this season kicked off on May 1st, the County has received 123 applications from individuals interested in participating in this program, spanning the County from Cloverdale/north to Sonoma/south; Kenwood/east to Jenner/west.

Watch this video to learn more about this program or find out more online at


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