Forest Products Permits

The Kaibab National Forest issues permits for various forest products including firewood, corral poles, fence posts and stays, Christmas trees, tree boughs, wilding transplants, pine cones, and decorative wood.

Personal Use

Snow and trees in the forestChristmas Trees are available online only via Kaibab National Forest Christmas tree information has lots of detailed information including maps and guidelines and is updated later in the year when it gets closer to the holiday.

Once you are ready to purchase your permit to cut your special tree go to and follow the process.

The two most popular personal use forest products on the Kaibab National Forest are firewood and Christmas trees.

Many people visit the Kaibab National Forest every year to collect firewood. These wood products are frequently used by local community and tribal members for home heating, cooking and other critical purposes. To learn more about firewood permits on the Kaibab National Forest, visit the Personal Use Firewood page.

For pinyon nuts or a small number of pine cones, no permit would generally be required. However, it is recommended that everyone planning to collect anything on the National Forest contact the local district office for detailed information.

The Kaibab National Forest does not issue permits for ornamental rock or river rock. Flagstone may be obtained from commercial yards in Ash Fork or Chino Valley.

Commercial Use

All commercial uses of forest products require a paid permit. It is a commercial use when the forest product will be sold by the permittee. The rules for gathering and the availability of different products vary considerably. All those interested in commercial uses of forest products should contact the local district office for detailed information on products available and pricing, HOWEVER, at this time there is no commercial fuelwood permits being issued for 2021.

Traditional Use

The Kaibab National Forest has a program for providing forest products for free to Native Americans for traditional uses. For information, please contact the local district office and identify the need to gather forest products for traditional Native American uses.

You can also learn more about the policy for traditional and cultural purposes on the Personal Use Firewood page.