Christmas Tree Permit Sales begin November 12, 2019 on the Cibola National Forest

Contact(s): Patricia E. Johnson


Albuquerque, NM – October 28, 2019 – Christmas tree cutting permits will go on sale at several Cibola National Forest locations.

Trees may be cut in either the Magdalena Ranger District or Mt Taylor Ranger District between November 28 and December 24, 2019. The cost is $10 per tree for trees up to 10 feet or free if your 4th grader has a Every Kid Outdoor pass. Trees taller than 10 feet, up to the maximum of 15 feet, will cost an additional $1.00 per foot. The permit may also be used to dig up a living tree. Conifer species such as Pinon and Juniper, Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Blue Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, and Sub-alpine Fir may be cut from designated areas only. A map of the designated areas will be provided with each permit.

Christmas tree permits may be purchased at the following locations:

Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office
2113 Osuna Road. NE; Albuquerque, NM. Phone: 505.346.3900. Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; permits will be issued until December 24.

Magdalena Ranger District
Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 1st Street, Magdalena, NM. Phone: 575.854.2281.
Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am to noon and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm; permits will be issued until December 24.

Mt. Taylor Ranger District
Mt. Taylor Ranger District Office, 1800 Lobo Canyon Road, Grants, NM. Phone: 505.287.8833. Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; permits will be issued until December 24.

Fort Wingate
Wingate Work Center, located on Painted Horse Trail in Fort Wingate, NM. Fort Wingate is off NM400 at exit 33 on I-40. Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; permits will be issued until December 21.

The Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands is pleased to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid Outdoors initiative as supplies allow. Every Kid Outdoors is a nationwide call to action to connect kids to nature. All fourth graders are eligible to receive an Every Kid Outdoors pass that allows free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full year. In support of this initiative, the Cibola is making available a free Christmas tree permit to every interested fourth grader with a Every Kid Outdoors pass or paper voucher. For additional information about the initiative and how to obtain a pass, visit everykidoutdoors.gov.

To be eligible for a free Christmas tree permit, all fourth graders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and present their fourth grade pass or paper voucher.





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