Camptonville, CA --The Tahoe National Forest Yuba River Ranger District will sell 200 Christmas tree cutting permits from November 22 through December 24 or until permits are sold out at two locations, one in Downieville and one in Sierra City, CA.
The non-refundable permits are $10 each with a limit of two per family and are valid up to and including December 24. Permits must be purchased in person using either cash or a check.
CUTTING IS ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY. Permit purchasers will receive maps to designated cutting areas along with other information about choosing a tree.
Certain cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season. Forest Service and county roads used to access tree-cutting locations are not plowed free of snow. Before leaving to cut a tree, people should check with the National Weather Service for possible inclement winter weather conditions in the cutting areas and to make sure routes to their destination are open.
Tree cutters should bring saws and other equipment to help harvest the tree. In preparation for inferior road conditions or inclement weather, it is also important to bring warm clothing and footwear; a first aid kit; extra food and water; a heavy rope or chain; a shovel; and tire chains.
SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. The district advises calling vendors to insure that permits are available before going to either of the locations below.
COMMUNITY BUSINESSES SELLING CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS