BLM selling Christmas trees in New Mexico


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SANTA FE, N.M.Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices will begin selling personal Christmas tree permits for harvest of piñon and juniper. Permits will be available beginning Nov. 20 for the Taos, Farmington, Rio Puerco and Socorro Field Offices. The permits must be purchased before Dec. 24. The cost per tree is $5. Permits and maps may be obtained over the counter at your local BLM Office or online for some locations at

If purchasing online, you must have access to a printer for printing the permit and map. When transporting a tree taken from BLM public land, the haul tag provided with the permit must be attached to the tree. The BLM has developed georeferenced maps compatible with any georeferenced map mobile application. If you have a smart phone and would like to download a map before heading out to harvest a tree, please visit the following website for instructions on how to download the application:

Before you visit your local BLM office to obtain a permit, please call that office to confirm services and availability of staff. Below are the locations where the permits may be available:

Rio Puerco Field Office
100 Sun Ave., NE, Suite 330
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Socorro Field Office
901 S. Old U.S. Hwy 85
Socorro, NM 87801

Farmington Field Office
6251 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87402

Taos Field Office
1024 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571-5983 

For more information about Christmas tree permits, please contact your local BLM office or the BLM New Mexico State Office at 505-954-2222.

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.