Here are our most frequently asked questions.
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What are your hours?
Are you insured?
How can I pay you?
Due to the many COVID restrictions, we only accept cash or bank e-transfers at this time.
Do you work in bad weather?
WEE CHIP COWICHAN SERVICES
How much do you charge for chipping?
Our prices will be job dependant. We will be offering a door-to-door service so our prices will be dependent on the amount to be chipped, of course, the longer we are on the job the more it will cost. We can have a free look at the job to give the homeowner a better idea.
Cowichan Valley: $100/hr with a 1 hour minimum.
Nanaimo: $100/hr with a 3 hour minimum.
Victoria: $100/hr with a 3 hour minimum.
Call for your free estimate about other locations on the Island.
The homeowner can save money by making sure that all the branches are neatly stacked with the big ends out and stacked along the road or driveway. If we have to start digging through a pile or having to drag the branches a long distance it will cost more. Keep in mind certain species of trees will chip faster than others as well as new branches as opposed to old ones.
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?
Can you chip my scrap lumber?
FAST EDDY’S TREE WORK SERVICES
Wee Chip Cowichan & Fast Eddy’s Tree Work
Offering an affordable Eco-friendly alternative.