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Christmas Tree Permits Available

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 3:47 AM

Prince George, B.C.- For some,  finding the perfect Christmas tree is an all day outing to the bush, and  that means getting a permit  if you plan to cut one  that’s on Crown land.You can get your permit online, or by contacting   the local district or  office of  Front Counter BC.

Free use permits are for personal use only,  cutting a tree and selling it under the Christmas tree permit , or cutting in an  unauthorized area   is illegal.  The Local district office  can  give you details on approved  harvest areas, and  information on   cutting requirements.
You can  get your  free permit online  by  visiting the Ministry’s Christmas Tree website

When cutting a Christmas tree, keep the following tips in mind:

* Leave home prepared. Bring ropes, gloves, tools, tire chains, a first  aid kit, a mobile phone and warm clothing.
* Drive carefully. Be prepared for logging trucks:
* Make sure you have found the tree you will use before cutting to avoid wasting forest resources. Some permits specify only one tree can be cut.
* Choose a tree that can be cut near the base and is easy to transport.

Wasted tree remains left in the forest form a summer fire hazard.
* Clean up and remove all debris associated with your activity.


Permit really, and whom is going to make sure you have one?
Just don’t cut the top off a 60 foot tree please

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