Bitterroot Forest Offers Christmas Tree Permits
It's time to bundle up the kids, pile 'em in the SUV and take a saw or axe and go get a Christmas tree. After all, this is Montana.
The Bitterroot National Forest has Christmas tree permits again this year and they cost $5. The permits are available at any Forest Service office or at Bob Wards and Lone Pine Conoco in Hamilton, Mr T's in Darby, the Merc Fresh Market in Corvallis and Cenex in Stevensville.
The "personal use" permit is good for up to three trees per family. If you are planning to use the trees for fundraising or make boughs for commercial sale, contact the Darby Ranger District at (406) 821-3913,
Only cash or checks will be accepted for payment, according to a news release from the forest.
Public Affairs Officer Tod McKay had tips for those who are heading out to get a tree.