SALT LAKE CITY — The National Forest Service has announced the dates when Christmas tree permits will go on sale for those who want to obtain a freshly cut tree from federal lands.
The Ashley National Forest will begin selling permits on Nov. 15 at the Flaming Gorge-Vernal and Duchesne-Roosevelt ranger district. Permits are $15, limit one tree per household.
Permits in the Dixie National Forest will be available Monday at the Cedar City ranger district. Permits are $10 for a tree up to 10 feet and $20 for a tree 11 feet to 20 feet, with a limit of one permit per household, and two trees maximum. Permits are now available at the Escalante ranger district for $10, one permit per household, one tree only. The Powell ranger district is also selling permits for $10 for a tree up to 10 feet and $20 for a tree 11 feet to 20 feet. The St. George Public Lands Information Center will begin selling permits on Nov 13 for $10. One individual can purchase up to five tags.
Permits in the Fishlake National Forest are $10 each. Permits are now available at the Fremont River, Fillmore and Beaver ranger districts. The Richfield ranger district will begin selling them on Monday.
For the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests, permits will be sold Friday and Saturday at Soldier Hollow Lodge in Midway. The Evanston and Mt. View ranger districts will sell permits beginning Nov. 9. The Spanish Fork ranger district will begin issuing 500 permits on Tuesday. Permits are $10 with a limit of one permit and tree per household.
For more information, log on to www.fs.fed.us, select a forest and then search for “Christmas tree permits.”