If you live where trees abound, you’re probably already used to dealing with limbs that come down after heavy winds hit. Cleaning up the yard when there are piles of debris is always a chore, but one tool that can make the job go a lot faster is a wood chipper. Toss in limbs and out fly piles of ground chips that are perfect for topping flower beds or for use as bedding materials for garden paths. Before you start shopping for a wood chipper, however, assess the size of your property. Do you have acres of trees that require maintenance or just a few? What type of debris do you normally have to deal with? Is it just a few small twigs and the occasional small branch, or do you often have to dispose of bigger branches? Do you also want to grind up leaves for mulch? In this case a shredder might be the answer. Here are three tips that will help you answer these questions to find the wood chipper that’s just right for your needs.