Christmas tree cutting begins today on the White River National Forest. Get your permit online at www.Recreation.gov, or at a district office. Permits are $10 each, with an extra processing fee if purchased online.
Here’s more from the U.S. Forest Service Department of Agriculture; Nov. 13, 2023.
Christmas tree cutting begins November 16th on the White River National Forest
Permits can be purchased online now or in person at district offices starting November 15th
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2023) – Christmas tree cutting season begins Friday, Nov. 16th, on the White River National Forest. Permits can be purchased now from local vendors and online at www.recreation.gov. Permits will be available for purchase at district offices beginning Thursday, Nov. 15th. While you can purchase a permit prior to Nov. 16th, cutting is not allowed until that date.
Permits are $10 per tree if they are purchased in person at a district office or vendor. There is an additional $2.50 processing fee for permits purchased online.
Fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid Outdoors program. Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website at everykidoutdoors.gov to register and print a paper voucher that can be redeemed in person or online.
All trees must be for personal use and there is a limit of five permits per person.
Visit www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver for details to help you plan your trip, including:
- District office and vendor location
- Regulations for Christmas tree cutting
- Links to online sales
- Maps of cutting areas and Motor Vehicle Use Maps of available roads
Please consider conditions and travel restrictions when choosing your cutting site as all permit sales are final. Snow accumulation may mean that roads are inaccessible, and many roads will close to wheeled vehicles on Nov. 23 as districts transition to winter travel.