Christmas Tree Tags on Kaibab National Forest

The Kaibab National Forest will be available to purchase online permits via Recreation.gov for each of its three ranger districts beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 in order to allow members of the public to enjoy the popular holiday tradition of cutting one’s own tree. Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut can be found on this page or at www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/kaibab.

Family carrying cut tree thru the snowy woodsThe Forest Service decided to move permit sales to Recreation.gov as an added convenience for visitors, to provide an alternative to in-person transactions at offices that may remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note all of our Kaibab National Forest offices continue to offer only virtual services and no in-person (over-the-counter) permits will be issued.

To order an online permit via www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/kaibab an online account needs to be created and a transaction fee will be applied.

The $15 permit will allow the holder to cut a tree of any species that is not more than 10 feet in height within a designated area on the Kaibab National Forest from Nov. 16 - Dec. 24.

The tag is only good for a tree on the ranger district from which it was purchased and can’t be used to cut a tree on a different district unless specifically noted. No refunds will be made, even if weather conditions prevent access to cutting areas.

Individuals who purchase tags will be provided with a map showing their designated cutting area along with additional tree cutting instructions.

The number of available tags and tree species, locations and hours for purchasing the permits, and contact information for each ranger district are as follows:
 

North Kaibab Ranger District

Tusayan Ranger District

Williams Ranger District - SOLD OUT!


The Kaibab National Forest is also pleased to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid Outdoors initia‚Äčtive. Every Kid Outdoors logoEvery 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 Kaibab National Forest is making available a free Christmas tree permit to every interested fourth grader with an Every Kid Outdoors pass or paper voucher. For additional information about the initiative and how to obtain a pass, visit www.everykidoutdoors.gov

SPECIAL NOTE! For the remainder of 2020-2021 school year, the Every Kid Outdoors Program will offer fifth grade students the opportunity for a free Christmas tree permit and fee-free access to federal lands. This expansion is to counter the adverse impacts of the numerous site closures and stay at home orders during much of the spring and early summer of 2020 from the Covid-19 pandemic. No other Interagency Passes are being extended. Please know that fifth graders will have to acquire a new voucher if they had one previously from being in fourth grade. So get your voucher then go to www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/kaibab to acquire your free Christmas tree cutting permit. To learn more about free access to fifth graders go to www.nps.gov/kids/fifthgrade.htm





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