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Harvesting trees on Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop Law lands


Watch  a series of videos to help understand and complete the Cutting Notice and Report.


Most owners of Managed Forest Law (MFL) and Forest Crop Law (FCL) lands will be required to harvest trees as part of their management plan. One of the requirements of the harvesting process is the submittal of a Cutting Notice and Report (form 2450-032 [PDF]) to the DNR tax law forestry specialist at least 30 days before a timber harvest occurs. Understanding the entire process below for harvesting trees on MFL and FCL lands will help landowners successfully complete their timber harvest and minimize any potential negative consequences.

Be aware that it can take from three months to three years to complete the harvesting process. Some steps may run concurrently, but each situation is unique and may take more or less time.

Cutting notice basics
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Filling out the cutting notice
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Submitting the cutting notice
image representing step #6 of the cutting notice process
Last revised: Tuesday August 08 2017