2013-11-21 / Sports

Holiday trees are available in forest

GLADSTONE – Holiday trees are available for cutting on Hiawatha National Forest land. Trees may be obtained with a “tree tag” purchase of $5.

To obtain a permit, in the form of a “tree tag,” stop at the local ranger district office.

Along with a permit, purchasers will receive tree cutting guidelines, information regarding cutting areas, and suggestions for flameproofing a tree.

The forest service is also offering something new this year – an online holiday tree-cutting photo album. When picking up a tree tag, ask for information on how to participate in the “Holiday Tree Cutting Photo Album Project”.

For more information about tree tags, contact the U.S. Forest Service at Manistique (906) 341-5666, tree tags are available Wednesday only; Munising (906) 387-2512 daily tags; Rapid River (906) 474-6442, daily tags; St. Ignace (906) 643-7900, daily tags; or Sault Ste Marie (906) 635-5311, call ahead for tags.

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