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Tree Cutting Permits

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) issue permits for the cutting of Christmas trees. Each agency has rules specific to this activity and inquiries pertaining to cutting of Christmas trees on USFS lands will be referred to the appropriate USFS office.

A Christmas tree permit is required in order to cut Christmas trees from BLM administered lands for both personal use and commercial use. Not all BLM field offices issue permits, and those that do do not necessarily issue permits every year. Your local BLM office will be able to provide you with information on the requirements and availability of Christmas tree permits for their area.

Each BLM office may set a price on the Christmas trees they sell, based on the local market conditions in their area. The lowest price that they may sell Christmas trees for is established by the State Minimum Price List, which is currently $3.00 per tree