BLM begins Christmas tree-cutting permit sales



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SALT LAKE CITY —The Bureau of Land Management will begin offering non-commercial tree permits to cut trees for the holidays, including pinyon pine, white fir and juniper trees in Utah this November.  

Each year, thousands of people find their Christmas trees on public lands. The harvest of these resources not only provides memorable recreation opportunities but maintains the natural health of our forested lands. 

Permits are required for cutting trees and carry a $10 fee. We encourage the public to purchase permits online at the forest products permit website ( beginning on the following dates: 

  • St. George Field Office—November 1 

  • Price Field Office—November 24 

  • All other Field Offices—November 9 

In-person sales are available during regular business hours, excluding federal holidays. For more information, including rules on cuttings, visit Find the appropriate field office using the BLM Utah’s administrative boundary map:

Each district determines its own fee structure, number of permits, and species allowed for harvest: 

Photos of winter recreation on public lands in Utah (including tree cutting) can be found on our Flickr: 

A person dragging a cut tree across snow with a forest in the background.
A person dragging a cut tree through snow with trees from a forest behind them.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.