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Harvesting of non-commercial forest products

DNR other managed land properties may allow people to harvest small amounts of Christmas trees, boughs or firewood if available on the property while meeting the property goals. The property manager has the discretion to allow this activity and describe where it can take place. Please contact the property you are interested in harvesting on to find out exact regulations. Individuals are required to fill out the Forest Products Permit Form 2460-008 [PDF] and the permits are issued at the property managers office.

The Forest Products Permit is good for one year, and will only be used in the following situations:

  • A single count or volume estimate will be made.
  • A single advanced payment will be made.
  • The appraised value does not exceed $500.
  • The sale will not exceed one year in duration.
  • Maximum of 5 Christmas trees per individual.
  • Maximum of ten cords per individual.

Christmas tree permits vary slightly from property to property but are generally $5 per tree. Trees cannot be cut near roads, trails or lakes or within designated recreation areas, cannot exceed 30 feet in height, are only for personal use, cannot be resold and must be cut at ground level.

Tree boughs collected under this permit must be for personal use and weigh less than 1 ton. If weight exceeds 1 ton, then it shall be considered a commercial product and other regulations would then also apply.

Firewood harvesting may consist of both dead and downed trees as well as live trees. However, this can vary from property to property. Please contact the property you are interested in harvesting on to find out exact regulations.

Wild edibles

Please contact the specific property you are interested in collecting on to find out exact regulations.

Last revised: Monday February 13 2017