Chipper Events



The Tiburon Fire Protection District, Tiburon Volunteer Fire Department and Town of Tiburon Public Works Department are co-sponsoring a Chipper Event on July 13th from 8AM until 4PM at Blackie’s Pasture.  Residents can drive their vegetation cuttings and “slash” to Blackie’s Pasture to be piled for chipper removal courtesy of Tiburon Public Works staff & equipment.  Vehicles are to dump the cuttings in the assigned area with direction from Tiburon Volunteer Fire Department members and only need to indicate the address from where the cut vegetation was removed.  This information is used to track compliance efforts and target tonnage removal.

In an effort to meet the Marin County Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan’s goal to remove overgrowth and create Defensible Space for residents of the Peninsula, this event serves to continue to make our area better protected against wildfire. 

Residents are encouraged to remove all vegetation in accordance with Defensible Space Zones found here and pay most attention to Fire Prone Species as identified by Fire Safe Marin.  To view the list of Fire Prone Species, click here and please feel free to read all of the great information this entire website holds.  Any questions or concerns regarding vegetation clearances, Fire Code regulations regarding Vegetation Management, Defensible Space, and/or wildfire, please contact Fire Prevention Specialist Patrick Bignardi at (415)328-7174 or

 The Town of Tiburon, our co-sponsor, has graciously accepted the tall order of removing the piles dropped off during this event.  Public Works Superintendent, Patrick Kerslake, will be utilizing the Town’s digital display trailer to advertise this event several weeks in advance, as well as the Town will release it on Tib Talk.  Flyers will also be available at Town Hall.

Tiburon Fire District will provide a Press Release to The Ark and Marin IJ for reminders, as well as social media platforms of Facebook , Twitter and Instagram will be utilized.


Our goal is remove 10-30 tons of debris during this 1 day event.   Your help is appreciated and needed!