Grand Rapids, Minn. With summer nearly over, it’s time for those who harvest and buy boughs to look forward to the holidays. Proper harvesting will promote a healthy balsam bough resource.

To help harvesters, free workshops have been scheduled as
follows: Sept. 18, at Deer River; Sept. 19, at Aurora, Cook, and
Cloquet; Sept. 20 at Blackduck and Chisholm. Call the DNR at (218)
327-4455 or the Extension Service at (218) 327-4177 for more
information. Workshops will cover the outlook for 2001, techniques
for sustainable harvest, permit compliance, costs, and
regulations.

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