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Fuel Reduction

Tree Removal PermitCypress Weed Abatement Ordinance Fire Defense Plan

Chipper Program

Residents living in the Cypress Fire Protection District are invited to participate in the 2024 Residential Chipper Program. The Chipper Program is funded by the Cypress FPD to assist with the disposal of hazardous fuels. Property owners who remove vegetative material from their property to reduce the wildland fire hazard can have the material chipped and disposed of at no cost. The chipped material will be removed from the site. Alternately, the chips may be left on site at the request of the property owner. The chipping will begin on the South end of the fire district and progress to the North. Due to the drought and the popularity of the program, the chipping contractor is processing large volumes of material and it may take several days to reach each neighborhood. No sign up necessary. No appointments will be made and no deviation from the planned route will occur. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Requirements to participate in the program:

  • Start placing limbs by the road no earlier than one week prior to chipping dates.
  • All cut limbs must be stacked no higher than 4 feet high, no wider than 5 feet wide, and a 3 foot separation between piles (maximum of 10 piles) along the roadside no later than 8:00 am on the 1st Monday of each 2 week period.
  • Stacked neatly with the butt end perpendicular to the road.
  • All limbs and branches must be no more than 6 inches in diameter and may be any length.
  • All material to be chipped must be clear of metal objects (no nails or other objects in the wood).
  • No genista.
  • No poison oak.
  • No bamboo.
  • No vines.
  • No brush.

Residential Chipping Program Dates 2024

March 4 - 15, 2024

June 10 – 21, 2024

August 19 – 30, 2024

October 28 – November 8, 2024

If you need more information contact Fire Captain Shayon Ascarie (831) 594-1427.