Christmas Tree Permits Sold Out on the Eldorado National Forest

Contact: Jennifer Chapman

PLACERVILLE, CA - PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Eldorado National Forest sold out on, Nov. 22, 2020. Beginning on Nov. 16, permits were issued on a first come, first served basis for a limit of 6,500 trees. No additional permits will be authorized for this season.

“This was our first year using the new online system for Christmas tree permits,” said Forest Supervisor Jeff Marsolais. “The permits sold out more quickly than expected. We are happy with the success of the new system.” 

Online Christmas tree permits are also being sold by other national forests nearby, but they may sell out soon as well. You can check permit availability for the Humboldt-Toiyabe, Tahoe and Plumas National Forests at Christmas tree permits for the Lassen National Forest are available by mail only. For details, visit their website at

Christmas trees can also be purchased from private tree farms in El Dorado, Amador and Placer counties, and there are many other ways to enjoy the Eldorado National Forest. For information about winter recreation, visit the forest website at or call our Visitor Information Specialists at:

  • Forest Supervisors’ Office – 530-303-2412
  • Georgetown Ranger District – 530-334-6477
  • Pacific / Placerville Ranger District – 916-500-4712
  • Amador Ranger District – 209-259-3774