Juniper/bamboo Chipping and Collection
The San Rafael Fire Department is sponsoring a program to help reduce the fuel
load and provide better defensible space around your home.
The City of San Rafael adopted an Ordinance with Vegetation Management
Standards for parcels located in designated Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas.
The WUI Ordinance requires the creation of Defensible Space around homes that
are located in the high fire hazard areas.
Here’s what to do:
Contact SRFD’s Vegetation Management Specialist to schedule an on-site inspection at
After the inspection, contact your contractor to cut the Juniper or Bamboo in your yard
that has been identified.
Then contact SRFD’s Vegetation Management Specialist to set up a date and time for the
contractor working for the City of San Rafael to chip and haul it away at no expense to
For more information or if you received a Vegetation Compliance letter or to schedule on onsite
inspection/chipper pick up contact one of our Vegetation Management Specialists:
Patrick Bignardi (415) 458-5002 (Office) Patrick.Bignardi@cityofsanrafael.org
Marshall Nau (415) 485-3457 (Office) Marshall.Nau@cityofsanrafael.org
FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE · 1600 LOS GAMOS DRIVE, SUITE 345, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903