Northern State Forests to Allow Public to Harvest Christmas Trees
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/25/2019
People interested in cutting a Christmas tree for their home can obtain a permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to harvest a tree at a northern state forest. The agency says the service is available on the Black River, Brule River, Flambeau
River, Governor Earl Peshtigo River, Governor Knowles and Northern Highland-American Legion state forests.
Permits can be obtained from the property headquarters for a nominal fee, said DNR State Lands Specialist Teague Prichard. Fresh evergreen boughs may also be harvested with the non-commercial forest products permit.
"We know people enjoy our forests throughout the year and the opportunity to find that special Christmas tree or bring home some fresh-scented evergreen boughs provides another great reason to visit our northern state forests," Prichard said.
Balsam firs - known for their beautiful fragrance and dark green needles - are among the most sought-after species in northern state forests.
Various types of pines also find their way home with visitors, Prichard said.