South Platte Ranger District 2015 Holiday Tree Program

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


Cost:  $10.00/permit/tree; Maximum:  5 trees per household
For personal use only; not for resale
Cutting Dates:  Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 6


If you would like to mail in your permit request this year, please fill out the Christmas Tree Permit Order Form for 2015, which will be availabe close of business (COB) Friday, October 16.  Permit requests must be postmarked by COB on Wednesday, October 28, to allow time for processing and return mail.   Mail in permit requests will be processed in the order received.

The District office will open for counter sales on Monday, November 2.  If you wish to purchase your permit in person, we will be open weekdays from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Note: the office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observation of the Veteran’s Day Holiday.  We anticipate that the weekend dates may sell out with mail in requests before the office opens for counter sales.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently updating the information below.  As information becomes available, this page will be updated.

The above 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 November 30 and December 4 or on Sunday, December 6.
  • 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 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

Claire and Suzanne Buntrock from Lakewood, taking a break after cutting down their perfect tree.
Claire and Suzanne Buntrock from Lakewood, taking a break after
cutting down their perfect tree.





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