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Woodside Fire Protection District

Chipper Program

Serving Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, Vista Verde, CA.

Chipper Program

Woodside Fire District chipper 2014

The WFPD Chipper Program runs from May through November. Please check the PDFs below for your scheduled chipping date.

Please note that some areas will have two Chipping Days this year. Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) is continuing its neighborhood Chipper Program in conjunction with the Town of Woodside and the Town of Portola Valley.

The Chipper Program is a fuel reduction program to help decrease our community threat from wildfire. With a Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation grant, a chipper and truck were purchased. The program goal is to assist residents in maintaining defensible space around their homes.  The chipper will enable the Fire District to easily dispose of large amounts of fuel.

The chipping will be conducted with FIRE SAFE San Mateo County & CAL FIRE inmate crews.  The Fire District asks that you stack your materials by 7:00 a.m. along the roadside no more than 14 days prior to your scheduled chipping day and we will take care of the rest. No signup or registraton is required. 

This service is provided at no charge, but there are some restrictions. The chipper cannot chip Eucalyptus bark or poison oak. Materials cannot contain nails or screws, as it can damage the chipper and any personnel operating it. Fuels such as brush and tree limbs are accepted, and branches with diameters up to 8″ are acceptable. Branches need to be stacked in a neat pile with all of the cut ends facing the road. Piles are limited to 10 ft wide x 10 ft long. Please do not stack trimmings on  dry grass, or next to trees, brush or structures. Brush will be chipped back on site with exception of certain areas. Click on By Street Name (below in red) to view your street in PDF format.

Please view our brochure for more details. Chipper Brochure 2022.pdf

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Neighborhood Curbside Chipping will Continue as Scheduled Please be on the lookout for the postcard with your chipping date or click By Street Name Or By  Division to find your date. 

 2022 CHIPPER DATES! 

BY STREET NAME BY CHIPPER AREA 

                 Portola Valley Ranch, Sequoias, Brookside ...................... 05/02/2022                

 Vista Verde, Los Trancos Woods, Blue Oaks.......................05/09/2022

              Woodside South............................................................................05/16/2022             

       Old La Honda, Skyline..................................................................05/23/2022       

         Alpine Hills, Family Farm...........................................................05/31/2022         

             Cañada East.....................................................................................06/06/2022             

   Ladera................................................................................................06/13/2022   

           Woodside Highlands...................................................................06/20/2022            

                Westridge........................................................................................06/27/2022                

             Woodside Glens...........................................................................07/11/2022            

                Skywood, Bear Gulch, Rapley Trail........................................07/18/2022               

   Vista Verde, Los Trancos Woods............................................07/25/2022 

              Emerald Hills Wds........................................................................08/01/2022             

     Woodside West, Woodside North.........................................08/08/2022   

           Emerald Hills RWC......................................................................08/15/2022         

            Westridge........................................................................................08/22/2022          

          Woodside Hills...............................................................................08/29/2022         

              Portola Valley Ranch...................................................................09/12/2022             

         Woodside Heights........................................................................09/19/2022         

             Old La Honda, Skyline..................................................................09/26/2022             

Woodside Highlands....................................................................10/03/2022

Woodside West, Woodside North..........................................10/10/2022

         Alpine Hills.......................................................................................10/17/2022        

Vista Verde, Los Trancos Woods..............................................10/24/2022


Thank you for your interest in our chipper program.  Some funding for this program is provided through a federal grant.

It is the policy of Woodside Fire Protection District and FIRE SAFE San Mateo County to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability. 

Funding for this program is provided in part by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council.

In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whittten Building, 1400 independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement by the Woodside Fire Protection District, the California Fire Safe Council, or the U.S. Government.

Woodside  -  Portola Valley  -  Emerald Hills  -  Ladera  -  Los Trancos  -  Skyline  -  Viste Verde

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808 Portola Rd #C
Portola Valley, CA  USA
Tel: (650) 851-1594
Fax: (650) 851-3960
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