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Forest products for personal use

The northern state forests allow people to harvest small amounts of Christmas trees, boughs or firewood. If interested, please contact the property before harvesting to find out exact regulations.

Individuals are required to fill out the Forest Products Permit Form [PDF] (2460-8) prior to visiting the property. Please print out the form, complete it by hand and take it with you to the forest headquarters office to purchase the permit. Some properties will allow you to mail the permit and approval via email. Call the property to check which method you may use. The permit will only last for a single year. Some county forests [exit DNR] and national forests [exit DNR] may also offer this service.

Christmas tree permit requirements

  • Cannot be cut near roads, trails or lakes or within designated recreation areas.
  • Must be only for personal use.
  • Cannot be resold.
  • Must be cut at ground level.
  • Maximum of 5 Christmas trees per individual.

Permit price may vary slightly from property to property, but is generally $5 per tree

Bough permit requirements

  • Must be for personal use.
  • 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 permit requirements

  • May consist of both dead and downed trees, as well as live trees (can vary from property to property). Please contact the property you are interested in harvesting on to find out exact regulations.
  • Maximum of ten cords per individual.

Wild edibles

Edible fruits, edible nuts, wild mushrooms, wild asparagus and watercress may be removed by hand without a permit for the purpose of personal consumption by the collector. "Edible fruits" means fleshy fruits from plants including apples, plums, pears, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, juneberries and strawberries that are harvested for human consumption. "Edible nuts" means walnuts, hickory nuts, acorns and other similar nuts from trees and shrubs.

Last revised: Tuesday November 15 2016