FREE Community Chipping Days–old

Announcing Community Chipping Days for 2018…

Saturday, June 2nd at East Grand Fire Headquarters (Junk the Junipers)

Saturday, June 9th at Grand Fire Headquarters

Saturday, July 14th in Grand Lake at Hwy 34 and GCR 48

Saturday, August 11th in Kremmling location TBD


receive a $100 voucher for Firewise landscaping materials

8:00am to 1:00pm
77601 US Highway 40, Winter Park

The Grand County Wildfire Council will kick off Community Chipping Days on Saturday, June 2nd behind the East Grand Fire Department. Thanks to the Town of Winter Park and Fire Adapted Colorado’s grant awards to the GCWC, we are able to offer this chipping day with a unique “JUNK THE JUNIPERS” twist!

Bring us your yard debris, slash and most importantly, any COMMON JUNIPER shrubs! These plants contain resins that are highly flammable and do not belong near your home. Firefighters nickname them “gasoline plants”!

When you “Junk your Junipers” and bring at least one load of slash to our FREE chipping site (located behind the Grand Fire headquarters station), you will receive a $100 voucher to use at participating local landscaping/garden stores to purchase more fire resistant “Firewise” plants or noncombustible landscaping materials. It is a win-win deal for all of us! You get to replace hazardous vegetation with new plants, flowers or rocks, and everyone benefits from the decreased risk of wildfire in your neighborhood! Vouchers are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participating businesses include:

Country Ace Hardware ~ Greenscaping ~ Cold Springs Greenhouse ~ Neils Lunceford

We encourage all homeowner associations, communities and individuals to get motivated to tackle tree trimming, juniper (or other flammable plant) removal and yard maintenance projects SOON to take advantage of this incredible incentive program and free chipping service. This is a FREE service to all home and property owners in Grand County. It’s not a question of if, but when, the next wildfire will occur. With advance planning and preparation, we can dramatically increase our safety and the survivability of our property. We need to focus our efforts on hazardous fuels reduction, mitigation and preventative actions BEFORE a wildland fire event by creating and maintaining defensible space. Visit for more resources and information!

Firewise Home and Landscape Information

Please be prepared to provide the following information at drop off: name, email, address, amount of material, acres treated, and time committed to slash removal projects

Community Chipping Program Materials Guidelines:

Accepted materials include trees, tree branches, small diameter logs and brush (cut away from root mass).

The following restrictions apply:

  • No logs or branches with a diameter greater than 12 inches
  • No construction, building or other man-made materials
  • No lumber, fence posts or signs
  • No roots, root wads, stumps or anything else that grows below the soil
  • No materials that contain dirt, sand, gravel or rocks
  • No materials that contain any metal (nails, screws, fencing), string or other man-made materials
  • No herbaceous / non-woody plant material
  • No willow trees/branches/bushes

Questions please call 970-887-3380