Low cost options to harvest your own Christmas tree on public land
Wisconsinites can harvest a holiday tree from a northern state forest, if they have a permit.
The DNR says the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is among the properties where you can harvest a tree.
People can get permits onsite at each property's headquarters.
The average cost is $5 per tree.
Fresh evergreen boughs may also be harvested with a non-commercial forest products permit.
The DNR notes many county forests also allow the non-commercial harvest of holiday trees, as does the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Check with local property managers for details.
For national forest land, go to Recreation.gov, and click on the Christmas tree permit section.