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2018 Christmas Tree Permits Go On Sale

IDAHO FALLS, Id –Permits are now available to cut your own Christmas tree in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. While you can purchase a permit at any of the district offices, it is suggested to go through vendors who have longer operating hours and are open on the weekends.

The $15.00 permits is limited to one per household and allows for one tree up to 20 ft. tall. Locations on where obtain a Christmas tree permit, along with safety tips and how to properly care for your tree to give it the best change to last throughout the holiday season, can be found on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ctnf/home/?cid=stelprd3839021.

It is suggested to get your tree early. Mountain winter storms and subsequent road conditions could limit access to cutting areas. Please note that permit restrictions are different for trees cut on Bureau of Land Management Lands 

A map and/or information sheet showing or describing where cutting is permitted will be provided with each Christmas tree permit. All motorized travel restrictions are still in effect and will be enforced. Please refer to Motorized Vehicle Use Maps and information giving to you with your permit. All maps and additional information is available on the forest website.

The Forest Service (not vendors) will offer one free permit to fourth graders who present a valid Every Kid in a Park pass. Offices that do not issue Christmas tree Permits or who have already issued their allotted number are exempt from this program. Check with your local Forest Service Office.


Key Contacts

Kathleen Gorby
Public Affairs Officer