July Marks Firewood Cutting Season for Indiana State Forests

Indiana residents will soon be able to cut firewood in certain portions of Indiana State Forests.

The Department of Natural Resources says permit holders can begin cutting the firewood on July 1st. The tool is designed to allow Hoosiers to heat their homes and reduce their utility bills.

A fee for the permit is being charged of $10 this year. That’s an increase from the previous $7 permit fee. The DNR reminds residents that this is the first fee increase in 30 years. That fee is charged for every “rick” that is taken from state forests. A rick contains about a standard pickup truck load.

According to a press release, about 1-thousand firewood cutting permits are sold each year. That raises about $10-thousand for the state.

No standing trees are allowed to be cut.