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Transplanting permits available at Shoshone National Forest district offices

Cody, Wyo. (March 17, 2016) – Tree and shrub transplanting permits can now be purchased at Shoshone National Forest district offices.

Transplant permits are $5.00 for one tree or shrub up to eight feet in height. There is a minimum purchase of four permits and a maximum of 15 transplant permits per household per calendar year.

Permits must be obtained prior to transplanting, and selected plants must be tagged before transporting from the digging site. Plants over eight feet in height shall not be cut or transplanted.

A transplant guide, which includes rules, closed areas, and transplanting tips, will be distributed with all permits at the time of purchase. This transplant guide also lists which species of trees and shrubs may be transplanted.

Permits are available for purchase Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at all Shoshone National Forest district offices:

·         Wapiti Ranger District, 203A Yellowstone Avenue, Cody

·         Wind River Ranger District, 1403 West Ramshorn, Dubois

·         Washakie Ranger District, 333 East Main Street, Lander

As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.