Kane County Forest Preserve District offers free wood chips June 19-20

Updated 6/5/2021 12:15 AM

Back by popular demand, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County is offering free wood chips to the public, in late June.

Wood chips will be available for pick-up at Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Forest Preserve District staff will be on hand to help load with a tractor on both days, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Afterward, the public may pick them up on their own through 5 p.m. Non-District machinery to load/unload is not permitted. Residents should bring their own shovels and containers.

The public is welcome to take as many wood chips as they can haul away, while supplies last.

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 in Elgin. The general public is asked to enter off Coombs Rd. for this event. Signs within the preserve will direct people to the pile location.

For more information, contact the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at (630) 232-5980, visit www.kaneforest.com or find us on social media by searching @forestpreserve.


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