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General News · 19th May 2020
Shaun Koopman
The SRD is running a FREE FireSmart Community Chipper Program during the week of June 1 - 4 on Cortes and Quadra Island to help reduce wildfire impact. Residents are encouraged to FireSmart their property by bringing excess wood debris to the end of their driveway the morning of the following days:

Cortes Island Monday June 1st

Quadra Island Wednesday June 3rd

Wood debris will be picked up throughout the day, chipped and disposed of for free. For questions, comments or concerns, contact:
Shaun Koopman SRD Protective Services Coordinator by email

• No rocks, No nails, No Roots (to ensure they do not damage the machinery).
• No treated lumber.
•Ideally all the “butt ends” of branches pointed the same way so an entire bundle can be grabbed and fed right into the chipper.
•Tree trimmings must be under 16 centimetres in diameter and 10 meters length maximum.
•No invasive species such as Scotch Broom, English Holly, Giant Hogweed and Knotweed.
•Above and Beyond Tree Services reserves the right not to pickup any pile they feel does not meet these rules.
•Do not block traffic by piling debris on the road.
•Any debris brought to the end of your driveway after the starting date may not be picked up.
•All chips must be disposed of, as the funding/grant objective is to remove wildfire fuel from the landscape.
250-830-6702 (editor's note: mailbox is full so you cannot leave a message)