Permits are available at the Douglas County Forestry Department Office located on Business Highway 53 in Solon Springs, approximately 30 miles south of Superior. Contact the Forestry Department by phone at (715) 378-2219 or by e-mail
to receive additional information. Permits may also be purchased by mailing the 'REQUIRED PERMIT INFORMATION" (see below) with a check or money order to:
Douglas County Forestry Department
9182 East Hughes Avenue
P.O. Box 211
Solon Springs, WI 54873
Permits allow for the cutting and removal of balsam boughs on Douglas County forest land. Permit cost is $75.00, allowing up to two (2) tons.
The permit expires mid-December (date is specifically indicated on the permit) of the year it was purchased.
The permit holder must inform the Douglas County Forestry Department of where the boughs will be sold. The permit holder is responsible for weight scale slips that must be turned in to the Douglas County Forestry Department, with payment for same, before the date indicated on the bough permit.
Permits will indicate all family members given permission to cut and remove Balsam boughs. Permit must be in possession while boughs are being gathered and transported.