Chipper Days

The Robles Firewise Group is sponsoring two Chipper days: Saturday, May 14th and Saturday, August 27th.


This activity, also known as a “Fuel Reduction Effort”, offers any resident of Robles del Rio to have tree trimmings chipped and removed from their property. If you want to keep your chips you can, if you want us to remove them we will (we strongly suggest - as all fire-safety related agencies do - that you DO NOT PUT wood chips within 5 feet of any structure).  Read below for information on how to sign up and prepare your materials for chipping.  


Reducing fuel, particularly within 5’ of your home (or up to 100’ of your home if you have that much space), is crucial - the "Zero Zone" is where homes are often lost. Then clearing within 30' of your home (or up to 100’ if you have that much space) is the important additional step in "hardening" your property against wildfire risk.


When clearing your property of fire-fuel, a common and significant expense is the cost of disposing of the piles of wood/brush, or the time and effort it takes to dispose of it in your yard waste container. Our sponsored Chipper days will save you the cost of having to pay someone else to remove it, and/or the effort of cutting down everything to fit into your bin over weeks or months.


You will then be advised on how to prepare the materials for the chipping process (how to stack the branches; no Poison Oak, vines, Genista or Palm fronds allowed etc.). A minimum donation of $50 is suggested to defray equipment and service fees.

  • Email funds directly with Zelle (no fees) to:

  • Or Please click on the Donate button to pay via Paypal (charges fees)

  • Or checks made payable to Robles Firewise Group can be sent to:


Robles Firewise Group

PO Box 2371

Carmel Valley, CA  93924

We look forward to your participation and in assisting you in making your home and Robles del Rio a safer place to live!