South Platte Ranger District 2014 Holiday Tree Program

Buffalo Creek Christmas Tree Area
South Platte Ranger District
19316 Goddard Ranch Ct.
Morrison, CO 80465

NEW! Permit sales will be different this year. Please read the information below for 2014 instructions.

Cost:  $10.00/permit/tree; maximum of 5 trees per household

For personal use only; not for resale

Cutting dates:  November 28 through December 14

If you would like to mail-in your permit request this year, please fill out the Christmas Tree Permit Order Form for 2014 (the order form will be available starting on October 6).  Permit requests must be received by Close of Business on October 24, 2014 to allow time for processing and return mail.   Mail in permit requests will be processed in the order received and return posted starting November 3, 2014.  
The Morrison Office will open for counter sales on November 3, 2014.  If you wish to purchase your permit in person we will be open weekdays beginning November 3, 2014 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.  The office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observation of the Veteran’s Day Holiday.  However, we anticipate that the weekend dates may sell out with mail in requests before the office opens for counter sales.The following information are in PDF version. Please visit Adobe website to download free Adobe Acrobat software in order to read the files.



  • Permits are non-refundable and can only be used on the day that they were purchased for.  If you are unable to cut on the day you purchased your permit for, you can cut on any weekday between December 1 and December 5 or between December 8 and December 12  or on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
  • Permits are for personal use only and not for resale.
  • Permits are purchased for the day you want to cut your tree and permits are only valid for the day the permit is dated.
  • Permit dates cannot be changed after the permit has been purchased.
  • Cell phones may or may not work in the tree cutting area.
  • The Forest Service has continued to manage the Buffalo Creek area by thinning the forest for Hazardous Fuels Reduction and to improve Forest Health.  Many of the project areas are undergoing treatment at this time and may be unsuitable for Christmas tree cutting.  Christmas tree cutters are advised to avoid current project areas as shown on the cutting area map and plan accordingly. 

Christmas tree identification guide at the Buffalo Creek tree cutting area:

USDA Forest Service
Pike National Forest
South Platte Ranger District
19316 Goddard Ranch Court
Morrison, Colorado 80465
303-275-5610With the pink colored permit secured to the tree, this family is ready to go home and decorate it!