Residential Branch Chipping Starts February 11
January 31, 2014The City of Victoria provides a branch chipping service to help residents remove tree branches from their yard. Residents are asked to have their tree branches on the boulevard for chipping by Tuesday, February 11 at 7 a.m.
What You Need to Know
Below are some tips to placing tree branches on the boulevard for chipping:
- NEW - Tree branches must be between 2.5 cm and 25 cm (1" and 10") in diameter for chipping.
- Each household in Victoria is allowed one tree branch pile, limited to 1.2 metres x 1.2 metres x 1.8 metres (4 feet x 4 feet x 6 feet). This is the approximate amount that a half-ton pick-up truck can hold.
- Branches are to be loosely stacked with their cut ends together.
- Branches should not be placed in bags or boxes or tied with string or wire.
- Only tree branches, please.
The wood chips produced are mixed with leaf mulch at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard for use as a fertilizer and to suppress weeds in City garden beds
Why the Branch Diameter Range?
Tree branches smaller than 2.5 cm (1") in diameter (twigs) clog the chute of the chipping machine making it difficult to chip larger branches. Branches larger than 25 cm (10") in diameter are too large to fit into the chipping machine.
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