Did you know holiday trees are available for cutting on Hiawatha National Forest land? If you are one who likes the “thrill of the hunt” — the excitement of trudging through the snow in search of the perfect tree — then we have the perfect opportunity for you! For the price of a “tree tag” ($5) and a little sweat, you can cut your own tree from National Forest land!
To obtain a permit, in the form of a “tree tag,” stop at your local Ranger District office beginning November 15. Along with your permit you will receive tree cutting guidelines, information regarding cutting areas, and suggestions for flame-proofing your tree
If you buy a tree tag and cut your tree on the Hiawatha National Forest, we invite you to send us your favorite photo of your family’s tree-cutting outing via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HiawathaNF/. Photo Release forms are required and are available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd478711.pdf or at our District Offices.
We’ll use the photos to create an online holiday tree-cutting photo album that we hope will add to the fun of cutting your tree and spread the idea of getting outdoors in the winter. For more information about tree tags, contact one of the following US Forest Services. Call our offices Monday through Friday 8-4:30: Munising (906) 387-2512; Rapid River (906) 474-6442, or St. Ignace (906) 643-7900