Genesee Foundation Slash Pick Up 2022

Genesee Foundation slash pick up:

Please have your slash to your curbside by end of the day on May 25th

ARRANGEMENT OF PILES: Please arrange your slash so that cut ends are facing the road and stacked; perpendicular piles require more time to untangle and thus increase our cost for this project. Please do not put piles in drainage ditches along the road and please keep them clear of the road or private drive. Any slash piles that have excess dirt, trash, or metal within them will not be picked up. Please do not add limbs that exceed 8 inches of diameter and/or 4 feet in length. Please place your piles at your curbside, where you would normally have your trash picked up. If you have larger trees to be removed, contact a tree contractor or the Open Space Manager for recommendations.

LOGISTICS OF PICKUP: Starting May 26th, Genesee Foundation Staff will inventory all residences with slash piles and direct the hired chipping contractor to go to these addresses. The contractor will then collect all piles during the week of May 31st. This method will reduce costs significantly compared to asking the contractor (with dump truck and chipper) to drive by every address in the community. By getting your piles to the curb by May 25th you are improving the cost-efficiency of this important annual project. After the week of May 31st, if you think your pile has been missed, please email

WILDFIRE BENEFIT: The standard recommendation for pruning conifers to reduce wildfire risk is to limb up 10 feet or 1/3 of the tree. Ideally, this will prevent a low intensity surface fire from reaching tree tops and becoming a high intensity crown fire. Removing excess branches on the forest floor will reduce a surface fire’s intensity and resultant flame length.

Lastly, this event will be recorded for Genesee’s annual Firewise certification. If you plan to participate, please fill out this quick, 3 question survey.

Thank you for continuing the legacy of Genesee’s Firewise involvement.

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