It’s that time of year where Christmas is all around us! We have Christmas items stocked on store shelves, 24/7 Christmas music on at least one radio station and of course, the controversy with the Starbucks red cups. If you’re looking for a great Christmas tree deal and are willing to cut your own, the Huron-Manistee National Forests in northern Michigan is selling permits at only $5 per tree. Huron-Manistee National Forest offices are located in Cadillac, Manistee, Mio, Oscoda and Baldwin. Officials remind cutters to stay on national forest lands and bring a rope to tie down their trees.
There’s a limit of three permits per household. Even better, any fourth-grader who has a valid Every Kid in a Park pass or paper voucher will get one free Christmas Tree permit!