Christmas Tree Cutting Permits
Every November-December, the BLM-Carson City District and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (Carson Ranger District) sell Christmas tree permits for a variety of locations across western Nevada and eastern California.
The agencies conduct Christmas tree sales to thin small trees in overstocked areas and to provide recreational experiences for local residents. Some cutting areas may not be accessible after snowfall so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season. The non-refundable permits from both agencies are valid through Christmas Day each year.
Please call the office at (775) 885-6000 for more informaton on Christmas tree cutting permits.
How to measure firewood: A standard cord contains 128 cubic feet of well-stacked wood, commonly described as a pile four feet high, four feet wide, and eight feet long. Since truck beds and trailers vary widely in size, each permittee should figure the volume of his/her load. For example, a full-size, fleet-side, pick-up truck bed 8 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 19.5 inches high, would contain about 73 cubic feet or 57 percent of one cord; one full cord in that truck would be about 33 inches high, or 13.5 inches above the sides.