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Old 11-13-2007, 08:40 AM
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Out here in Idaho wood is really easy to come by. $8 and you can cut a load of marked trees out of the National forest. Of course, it's all pine and aspen which burns hot and fast but at least it's cheap.

Can you get permits to cut dead/marked wood in Vermont?

We also have loads of folks who give away pallets or sell very cheap wood like from log home factories. Is there any of that in Vermont?

I love wood heat and want to minimize oil costs if I can so wood is a good bet. Warms you twice and great exercise!

Oh, I'll be in the NEK if that makes a difference.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:23 AM
Location: hinesburg, vt
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The Green Mountain National Forest extends north to Mt Ellen a little southwest of Waitsfield, so for someone in the NEK it would not be cost effective to harvest timber and move it that distance. I believe that personal timber cutting is pretty limited in the NF, but check the website and contact the district ranger for information. The HQ is in Rutland with two separate stations for the northern half of the GMNF in Rochester and Middlebury. Most timber is harvested off of private lands in Vermont. By being within the boundaries of the NF does not necessarily mean it is all public land. I am not sure as to the rules and permitting within state held parcels, but once again contact the right authorities for current information.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:37 PM
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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It's pretty much the opposite as it is out west. I logged my own wood for many years in Wyoming. Out west - low populations/lots of public land, northeast - high population/mostly private land. The county I lived in out west was 94% public land.

Plenty of trees here and far better for burning. Lots of commercial logging, especially in northern NH and the north woods of Maine. Plenty of personal logging on one's own property as well.

BTW, once again, the national tree will be a Vermont tree. Set to be cut down down with as much hallabaloo as possible from southern Vermont soon.
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