This year we’ll be splitting our canyon-wide chipping service into two events. Unified Fire Authority crews will serve the main canyon, Pinecrest, Killyons, and most side road neighborhoods (including Emigration Place) during the last week of June (6/28 – 7/2). They’ll visit Emigration Oaks, Acorn Hills and Quad Road the following week (7/5 – 7/9). This is your opportunity to trim and thin the defensive space around your home without having to make a trip to the landfill. Just stack your brush neatly at the roadside for processing into chips that will be left in place.

If you’d like to participate—and we very much hope you will—here’s what you need to do:

  • Have your brush piled by the roadside (main road or any secondary canyon road) by the first morning of your service period.
  • Stack your brush in a single direction so the pile is easy to unload.
  • No material larger than 12 inches in diameter.
  • Be careful to not obstruct road shoulders or bike lanes.
  • Please don’t bring out additional material after the crew has passed. It will not be processed.
  • To be sure we don’t miss your pile, please let us know you plan to participate by emailing your street address to firewise84108@gmail.com.

When you’re finished, please consider sharing with us your time and any expenses you incurred (arborist services, for instance) at the same email address. We can count your time and spending toward the township’s annual Firewise requirement for wildfire risk reduction. Maintaining this certification helps lower home fire insurance premiums and qualifies the township for state support of wildland firefighting costs.

Finally, keep in mind that our schedule is subject to change if our chipping crew is called off on firefighting duty. In that event, updates will be posted on the community council website (emigrationcanyon.org).

Thank-you all for your personal investment in reducing our shared wildfire risk!