Cascadia Conservation District

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Chipping Program

Chipping Program

Stacking Piles for Chipping:

  • When stacking the debris, please place all the stems of trees and brush pointing in the same direction with the cut ends toward the road. This makes the pile easier to pull apart to feed the chipper.
  • Maximum pile height is 5 feet.
  • There is no limit to number of piles, but total material is limited to 10 cubic yards per landowner (or about 10 washing machines)
  • Individual cut pieces must not be thicker than 8” in diameter.
  • Stack similar sized items together in piles. Please pile items by hand.
  • Debris should not be blocking any traffic.
  • Chipping sign-up is FREE for residents of Chelan County

Acceptable Pile:

Allowed: Trees & limbs up to 8” diameter, trimmings & brush

Unacceptable Pile:

Not Allowed: noxious weeds, sod, animal waste, garbage, plastic bags, root balls, pine needles, or leaves

Material is limited to 10 cubic yards per landowner (or about 10 washing machines):

*Residents in the Leavenworth area please reference this map to see if you fall within Fire District 3’s coverage. If so, please contact Mike Smith: [email protected] who organizes a similar chipping program

*Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue offers a free chipping program from April 1st – October 1st. If you live in the Lake Wenatchee/Plain/Cole’s Corner area please sign up on their website

*Wenatchee Valley Fire Department also offers free chipping. Residents of Wenatchee/Sunnyslope/East Wenatchee, please contact Hillary Heard: [email protected] or visit the WVFD website

For additional information on making your home and property more resilient to wildfire please visit


Spring 2024 registration is open through May 1!

Register Here 

Chipping is scheduled for the weeks of May 13th and May 20th.