Christmas Trees and Evergreen Boughs: It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to cut or transport Christmas trees or evergreen boughs on land of another without securing written permission or a bill of sale from the owner or owner's designated agent. Violation is a theft. (Maine state laws).http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/97/12.4.97/pink_ugly_mix.html
"Gerardo Sciarra, veteran gardener at Cornell Plantations, applies some of the Pink Ugly Mix he developed to discourage evergreen theft during the holiday season. " Don't drink the pink spruce beer!!!http://www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpd/pages/Program%20bookmarks.htm
Christmas Tree and Wreath Tipping Laws. The harvesting of wreath brush or tips is commonly referred to as "Tipping". You even need to have the permission slip with you when you are transporting tips.
i swear it's true! why else would they have laws and pink paint for your evergreens?
and if anybody wants to find some 'wild' ginsing, you better be super careful. and be ready to be shot at. when i lived in ohio there were guys who had crops of it in the woods, that stuff sells for big big money. they are more protective than marijuana growers!
do what ya want, just make sure you can run fast. my brother almost got arrested once when he climbed a tree in a park. and he was only 10! as far as i can recall, it's a federal crime to remove ANYTHING from a national park, even a rock. have fun and be safe!