Social media posts are circulating that Linn County Conservation is offering wood chips for those who want them by calling the department. We want to clarify this is NOT the case.
Linn County is working with several groups and organizations, including the DNR, to ensure we are following all appropriate regulations on disposal options of wood chunks ground from tree and brush debris from the derecho in unincorporated Linn County. While grindings may become available for large areas in substantial amounts, this organic waste is not suitable for mulch or landscaping – see the photo of the grindings below.
We expect to have more information in the coming days and will post an update at that time.