BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana has more than doubled the price of firewood permits that allow the public to cut their own firewood in designated areas of state forests.
Those permits had cost $3, but the price rose to $10 on July 1. The Department of Natural Resources says the $7 increase is the first firewood permit fee hike in more than 30 years.
The permits allow holders to cut enough wood to fill the bed of a pickup truck.
The Herald-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1CSKCa3 ) that in southern Indiana that much wood usually costs about $50.
Assistant state forester Dan Ernst says state forests “have a long tradition of offering economical firewood opportunities for home heating.”
People holders can cut fallen hardwood trees in areas of state forests where managed timber harvests have been completed.
Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com
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