FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cutting an Alaska-grown Christmas tree is an annual tradition that many residents enjoy. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s an excuse to tromp around in the woods enjoying the stark beauty of Alaska in winter. Residents may cut Christmas trees on state lands designated as open for cutting. No permit or fee is required. The maximum tree height is 15 feet and the limit is one tree per household. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources released a list of guidelines to follow for safe, legal cutting of Christmas trees on public lands:Properly identify land ownership where you intend to cut your tree. If you have any questions regarding land ownership, consult your Division of Forestry area office.Cut trees as low to the ground as possible.Cutting trees in all state parks and experimental forests is prohibitedThe Division of Forestry does not maintain forest roads. Anyone traveling on forest roads should have appropriate gear and equipment in the event they get stuck. This includes tire chains, a shovel, tow strap and warm clothing.Christmas trees cut on state land are for personal use only and may not be sold.Do not litter and be courteous to other tree cutters and/or residents who live in the area. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge opened on Thursday for Christmas tree cutting. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground, or picnic area.
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