Forestry branch wants you to check before you chop

As it comes time to pick a tree to decorate this season, the Department of Energy Mines and Resources is reminding the public that Christmas time doesn’t mean a tree cropping free-for-all.

As it comes time to pick a tree to decorate this season, the Department of Energy Mines and Resources is reminding the public that Christmas time doesn’t mean a tree cropping free-for-all.

Each year, Yukoners can cut a maximum of two Christmas trees for their household from vacant public land. Forest Management Branch is asking Yukoners to please respect property rights and municipality bylaws and zoning when looking for a Christmas tree.

Tree-cutting tips and maps of where to go can be found online at www.forestry.gov.yk.ca.

You can also call the Forest Management Branch at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3999, or visit the Compliance, Monitoring and Inspections office in your community.

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