Helena National Forest selling Christmas tree permits
The Helena National Forest service is selling Christmas tree permits for $5.
A family can purchase up to 3 permits for trees on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands.
The Helena National Forest does have some restrictions though, don't cut trees in active timber sale units, developed campgrounds or any other sites. Be sure not to leave any live branches behind and trim the stump to more than 6 inches tall.
The forest service also asks that you select a tree shorter than 12 feet, and remember to securely attach the permit to the tree. The Forest Service also recommends taking a Helena National Forest map with you, check road conditions and letting someone know where you plan to go.
Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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