Christmas Tree Permits still on Sale at Yuba River Ranger District

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For the 2018 holiday season, the Forest Service, Yuba River Ranger District is selling Christmas tree cutting permits starting November 7th and ending on December 24th, or until permits are sold out. The non-refundable permits are $10 each with a limit of two per family, and are valid up to and including December 24th. Permits must be purchased in person with cash at vendors. Credit/ATM cards may be accepted at Yuba River Ranger District Office. Included with permit are maps to designated cutting areas and other information about choosing a tree. A maximum of 50 permits will be available at the vendor listed below and 250 permits will be sold at the Yuba River Ranger District Office. These permits allow cutting within DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY.

Certain cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season. Forest Service and county roads used to access tree cutting locations are not plowed free of snow. Tree cutters should bring saws and other equipment. In the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather, be sure to bring warm clothing, a first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chain, a shovel, and tire chains. During winter weather, check local highway conditions to make sure highways to your intended cutting location are open. Before leaving on your Christmas tree cutting adventure, check with the National Weather Service for possible winter weather conditions in the cutting areas.

It is advised that individuals call vendors prior to traveling to insure that permits are available.  SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED.  Forest Service Christmas tree permits are available at these locations:

Yuba River Ranger District Office

15924 State Highway 49
Camptonville, Ca. 95922
(530) 288-3231

Community Businesses Selling Christmas Tree Permits

Sierra Hardware
305 Main Street
Downieville, CA 95936
(530) 289-3582