If you’re looking for free wood chips for landscaping, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County has plenty to offer.
Wood chips will be available for pick-up this Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, at Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin. Chips may be picked up from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., both days. On May 10, the district will have staff available to help load with a tractor from 9 a.m. to noon. At all other times during the giveaway, District staff will not be available with equipment or to help load vehicles.
Residents need to bring their own shovels and containers. No non-district machinery may be used to load/unload. The public is welcome to take as many wood chips as they can haul away. Signs within the preserve will direct people to the pile location.
The chips are from hardwood trees removed throughout Kane County because of storm damage or clearing efforts. None of the wood chips are from ash trees.
Burnidge Forest Preserve is located at 14N035 Coombs Road, Elgin. For more information, contact the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at (630) 232-5980 or visit its website at www.kaneforest.com.
SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District press release