Ocala National Forest offers Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas Tree Being Carried

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 25, 2019—The U.S. Forest Service will again sell Christmas tree permits starting today to those who want a tree from the Ocala National Forest. Trees are available until Tuesday, Dec. 24. 

Permits may be purchased Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Seminole and Lake George Ranger District offices. All permit holders will receive directions and maps to the designated tree cutting area(s) at the time of purchase. The cost is $7 per tree.   

To receive a permit through the mail, print and fill out a permit application and send a personal check or money order payable to the USDA Forest Service and mail to:

Seminole Ranger District
40929 SR 19
Umatilla, FL 32784
Lake George Ranger District
17147 East Hwy. 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488

While cutting your Christmas tree, consider spending the day exploring the Ocala National Forest.  Weather in December is mild and it's a great time to enjoy a hike or picnic. Maps showing various recreation activities are available at the district offices. 

Anyone wishing to obtain a permit is encouraged to do so as soon as possible. For additional information, please call the Lake George Ranger District office at (352) 625-2520 or the Seminole Ranger District office at (352) 669-3153.

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