- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

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.

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Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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