This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, through Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, according to Tuesday’s press release.
With a limit of one per household, trees are free and may not be taller than 20 feet tall. Residents can cut a tree anywhere on the Refuge land, except anywhere 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. The Refuge asks that people cut the stumps as close to the ground as possible, with hand tools. No trees can be cut at the Refuge Headquarters or Visitor Center and along Ski Hill Road. Questions and additional information can be directed to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office, 907-262-7021.