Here are our most frequently asked questions.
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What are your hours?
Do you clean up after chipping?
Why is chipping better than burning?
One only has to look at the recent forest fires in the news to realize that having excess fuel laying around is not good. Wood chips will break down faster that whole branches becoming nutrients for the soil, depending on the temperature. Of all the mulch materials wood chips are the best. They have good moisture retention, can moderate temperature, are great for weed control and are good to enhance the production of plants.
If wood chips are added to a layer of peat moss this will become like the mulch layer on a forest floor. 4-6 inches of mulch is the rule of thumb anything less could promote weed growth. In some hotter areas wood chips will actually allow the soil to retain water. On our property we have a 4-6 inch layer of mulch in various areas and any weeds that do pop up are very easy to pull out, without the use of chemicals.
What will you do with the residual from my job?
Can I not take the branches to the recycle depot myself?
When the large bin at the depot is full it is loaded on a big truck and driven several miles away where it is dumped then loaded with a big diesel loader into a big diesel chipper/shredder and then stock piled with a big diesel loader. That’s a lot of handling and a lot of exhaust into the air, whereas we can be at your home and chip that same pile in less than, in most cases, 1 hour.
That’s a big savings on the environment not to mention the time savings and wear and tear on the home owner’s vehicle or trailer. The time that the customer saves by having us come and chip for them can now be used for other activities.
Do you do storm clean up?
Are you insured?
Do you work in bad weather?
How can I pay you?
Can you chip my scrap lumber?
We are also Licensed, Insured and Bonded Electrical Contractors, so we can also limb those pesky branches hanging over the power line to the Residence.
Our chipper is light weight and so if a homeowner has a particular area where they want the chipping done we will endeavor to get our chipper into that area. We can also do hedge trimming depending on the soil condition, height, width and species. In these cases, it’s best we take a look at your proposed area first and give you a courtesy call and a free estimate.
Wee Chip Cowichan
Offering an affordable Eco-friendly alternative to burning.
Chipping, limbing, trimming and pruning services to residential and small businesses.
Call for your free estimate today! Proudly serving Cobble Hill, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith & Lake Cowichan