A family uses a permit from the Forest Service to cut down a tree for Christmas.
Christmas tree cutting is a fun and exciting adventure with your friends or family. Looking for that perfect tree to display in your house can bring everyone together. So before you head to your local Christmas tree lot or go to buy a fake tree, think about the smell, the joy, and the memories of cutting your own tree this year.
Christmas Tree Permits generally go on sale in November on forests throughout the Intermountain Region. A permit is required before cutting a Christmas tree.
Woodcutting, a popular family outing in the Region, starts early in the summer and continues through the fall. This is an inexpensive way to heat your house this winter or to have as an alternative heating source if a power failure were to occur. Permits are required in order to cut firewood on public lands. Contact your local Forest Service office for permit information and costs.