Gather Christmas greens in the Wildlands

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 15, 2012, at 10:40 a.m.
Sarah Levine

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Downeast Highway, Orland , ME

For more information: Cheri Domina; 207 469-2008;

ORLAND, Maine — Get Christmas tree the old-fashioned way noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 and 9, in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. The event also will include a hayride, bonfire, hot cocoa and goodies.

Cut a wild, open-grown balsam fir for $25; additional trees, $10 each. Cutting help and handsaws will be available. Chainsaws cannot be used. Proceeds will benefit Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.

Drive in to the Wildlands from North Gate on Bald Mountain Road in North Orland, Maine, 0.2 mi west of the Winkumpaugh Road intersection, or South Gate on Route 1, just south of the Route 176 junction in East Orland, Maine. Snow conditions on the roads may impact location and gate opening. Check for changes, cancellations or updates at

For information or to volunteer, call 207-469-2008 or email Volunteers are needed to help that day, and to donate baked goods.