Sierraville Ranger District Christmas Tree Permit Sales Begin November 15

Release Date: Nov 4, 2013  

Sierraville, CA –For the 2013 holiday season, the Tahoe National Forest Sierraville Ranger District is selling 350 Christmas tree cutting permits for personal use beginning November 15 and ending on December 24 or until permits are sold out.


The non-refundable permits are $10 each with a limit of two per family and are valid up to and including December 25. Forest Service staff asks permit holders to practice good stewardship and be sure the Christmas tree is harvested from Forest Service public land only in cutting areas shown on the map that accompanies the permit. 


Because of the unpredictable weather conditions in the mountains, plan to cut a tree as soon as possible, dress appropriately in warm clothing and footwear, and be prepared for possible ice and snow on the roads (carry tire chains). Tree cutters should bring saws and other equipment.


Before leaving on your Christmas tree cutting adventure, check with the National Weather Service for possible inclement winter weather conditions in the cutting areas and to make sure routes to your destination are open.


“Cutting a Christmas tree on a national forest can be a great family tradition. It’s an experience that provides quality time together amid beautiful scenery and crisp mountain air,” said Janelle Thompson, Sierraville Ranger District forester.


Forest Service Christmas tree permits will be sold at the following locations:



Sierraville Ranger District Office
317 South Lincoln Street (Highway 89)
Sierraville, CA 96126
(530) 994-3401
Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)



Sierraville Service and Country Store

126 South Lincoln Street (Highway 89)
Sierraville, CA 96126
(530) 994-3529


Smithneck Farm
107 E. Main Street (Highway 49)
Sierraville, CA 96126
(530) 320-9907

Sierra Country Store
213 Main Street
Sierra City, CA 96125
(530) 862-1560


White’s Sierra Station Food Mart
508 Main Street
Loyalton, CA 96118
(530) 993-1212


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