Christmas Tree Permits Available at Recreation.gov

Contact(s): Emerald Ralston


Tree Cutting

Christmas tree permits are currently available to purchase online through Recreation.gov. Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut may be found here https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/f2af86c8-ebca-11ea-b83f-6e0e43d29f74.

The Forest Service decided to move permit sales to Recreation.gov as an added convenience for visitors, as well as provide an alternative to in-person transactions at offices that may remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To purchase a Christmas Tree permit, visit Recreation.gov and search for Fishlake National Forest Christmas Tree Permits. It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction.

Cutting a Christmas tree also improves forest health. The permit system helps to thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees. Local forest health experts identify areas that benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees. Removing these trees in designated areas helps other trees grow larger and can open areas that provide forage for wildlife.

 





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