U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are reminding the public they can purchase firewood permits should they be interested in gathering wood from the forest for the heating season.
The Forest Service requires a permit for anyone who wants to take firewood from the forest. It’s $20 for permission to cut two cords, with a maximum of 10 cords per year per permit holder.
The permits are available from Forest Service offices in Rutland, Middlebury, Manchester Center or Rochester.
Permit holders are only allowed to cut trees that are already dead and down. Standing trees may not be cut.