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 at two locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin and at Big Rock Forest Preserve in Big Rock. The district will have staff available to help load with a tractor at both sites from 8 a.m. to noon.
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 both preserves 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. Big Rock Forest Preserve is located 46W072 Jericho Road, Big Rock.
For more information, contact the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 630-232-5980 or visit its at www.kaneforest.com.
SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District website