Forest Products Permits

Personal Use Wood Sales

Cutting FirewoodThe Dixie National Forest sells both personal use (not for sale to others) and commercial use wood permits. Permits include sales for posts, poles and firewood. Permits.

All permits must be picked up in person at one of the Dixie National Forest office's.

 

Cedar City Ranger District
820 N Main St.
Cedar City, UT 84721
(435) 865-3200

Public Lands Information Center

345 E Riverside Dr.
St George, Ut 84790

Powell Ranger District
225 E Center
Panguitch, UT 84759
(435) 676-9300 
Escalante Ranger District
755 W Main
Escalante, UT 84726
(435) 826-5400

Firewood Permit Conditions and Information

Firewood Collection Area Maps - are located in the free maps section of this website.

 

Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree permits can be purchased seasonally online at Recreation.gov!  Much more informatin can be found such as where and when to cut. It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will need to set up or login to a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction. Please be aware that if purchasing through Recreation.gov there will be an additional transaction fee.

Following are some tips to make your experience more enjoyable.

  • Plan your trip – check the weather, bring plenty of warm clothes, water, emergency food, tire chains, shovel, a saw or axe to cut your tree, and a tarp and rope to bring it home.  Make sure you have a full tank of gas when you leave and are prepared for changing conditions in the mountains!  Also, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Keep vehicles on designated roads and be aware of changing weather and road conditions.  Wet dirt roads can quickly turn to mud, making it possible to get stuck and causing damage to road, soil and water resources.
  • Cut your tree early in the season before favorite cutting areas can’t be reached because of snow.
  • Cut the tree as close as possible to the ground and leave as little of a stump as possible.
  • Attach the permit on the tree where it will be easily visible with the tree packed or tied on your vehicle for transport home.
  • To help keep your tree fresh, cut at least one inch off the base when you get home and stand the tree in a container of water in a cool, shaded area, checking the water level daily.

Christmas tree permits are available at the following locations and can be used on any district in the Dixie National Forest. Once you arrive at the Office listed below call the number on the Christmas Tree Poster in the window to get your permit.

Permits can be purchased from our local vendors:

  • Cottam’s 66 Station, 79 East Main, Escalante
  • Clarke’s Country Market, 141 North Main, Tropic
  • Antimony Merc, 10 North Hwy 22, Antimony
  • Hall’s Store, 425 North Hwy 12, Boulder

Pine Valley Ranger District The Public Information Center is currently closed and unable to sell permits. For questions related to permits, please call the Public Information Center (435) 688-3200 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Only Pinyon Pine and Juniper tree species may be cut.

Cedar City Ranger District (435) 865-3700 - Permits will be available November 9 and can be purchased at the Cedar City Ranger District office located at 820 N Main St., Cedar City, UT 84721, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Only White Fir, Subalpine Fir, Pinyon Pine and Juniper tree may be cut.

Powell Ranger District: (435) 676-9300 - Permits will be available November 2 and can be purchased at the Powell Ranger District office, 225 East Center Street, Panguitch, Utah from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All species of trees can be cut, except bristlecone pine.

Escalante Ranger District: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center is currently closed and unable to sell permits. Permits will be available beginning November 9 from vendors in the towns of Antimony, Tropic, Escalante and Boulder.  All species of trees can be cut, except bristlecone pine.  

Each permit is valid to cut one tree and must be validated by completely filling in required information on the permit.  The permit must then be secured to the tree trunk between the limbs in a place visible during transport of the tree from the forest.

Additionally, in support of Every Kid Outdoors, the Dixie National Forest will offer one free holiday tree cutting permit to fourth graders who have a valid paper or durable Every Kid Outdoors pass.  The free holiday tree cutting permit will not be available at local vendors, but is available online at http://bit.ly/dixie-christmas-trees and curbside at Dixie National Forest offices listed above and the Public Information Center in St George. The tag may be used in any open area administered by the Dixie National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service is among the federal agencies that support the Administration’s Every Kid Outdoors initiative, a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of conservationists.  The initiative provides a free pass to all fourth-grade students who first go to www.everykidoutdoors.gov and complete the application process.  Students can either use a paper pass or can redeem the paper pass for a durable pass at select Forest Service offices.  The Dixie National Forest hopes Every Kid Outdoors will help to inspire every young person in Southern Utah to visit the Dixie National Forest.

Don’t forget the rope to secure your tree before leaving the forest.