Get your Christmas tree and benefit Great Pond Mountain conservation

Posted Nov. 22, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 25, 2013, at 9:05 a.m.

Sunday, December 1 to Sunday, December 8, 2013; 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Downeast Highway, Orland, Maine

Contact: Brian Keegstra; (207) 469-6929

Website: greatpondtrust.org

ORLAND, Maine — Get your Christmas Tree the old-fashioned way—bring family and friends to the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands Sundays, Dec. 1 & 8 from noon to 3 pm, for a hayride, bonfire, hot cocoa and goodies, and cut your own wild, open-grown balsam fir for $25. Additional trees or greens for the same family are $10 each. Cutting help and handsaws available; no chainsaws please. Proceeds benefit GPMCT and the cutting helps thin overcrowded forest. Visitors can access the Wildlands from North Gate on Bald Mountain Road (0.2 mi. west of Winkumpaugh Road intersection) or South Gate on Rte. 1 (just south of the Rte. 176 junction in East Orland). If it snows, check this page for updates, changes or cancellations.

This year’s sponsors are Bangor Savings Bank, Dental Associates, Dave’s Tractor Services.