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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Easy to cut a Christmas tree; just follow Forest Service guidelines


December 14, 2022

Finding the perfect tree in Wrangell isn’t as easy as driving to the nearest lot and picking out a Christmas conifer. But, like many other pastimes in Alaska, one can be hunted down in the Tongass National Forest, as long as the rules are observed.

The U.S. Forest Service doesn’t have regulations or require a permit for private household use on Christmas trees, but it does have some guidance for people to follow to help keep from damaging the forest’s ecosystem.

According to the guidelines, trees may not be cut from any of its developed recreation sites like Nemo Loop or the public-u...

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