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You can harvest your own Christmas tree at these 6 Wisconsin state forests

Posted at 8:46 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 21:46:00-05

MADISON — You can now purchase a permit to cut down your own Christmas tree at six Wisconsin state forests.

According to the Wisconsin DNR, permits can be obtained from property headquarters at these six state forests:

  • Black River State Forest
  • Brule River State Forest
  • Flambeau River State Forest
  • Governor Earl Peshigo River State Forest
  • Governor Knowles State Forest
  • Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

With the permit, people can head into the forests and cut down almost any tree. The only trees off limits are those that are within 100 feet of visual distance of roads, trails, and water. There is also no harvesting from campgrounds or day use areas.

The trees must be cut at ground level, and can be no taller than 30 feet. Trees cut from the forests can NOT be resold.

For more information on the forest locations and information, visit the Wisconsin DNR website.