Flagstaff AZ (November 13, 2018) – Coconino National Forest will begin selling a limited number of over-the-counter Christmas tree permits to the public beginning Nov. 16 that will be good for cutting in designated areas of the Flagstaff and Mogollon Rim ranger districts until Dec. 24.
A total of 1,100 permits will be available at $15 each, which can be paid for by cash, credit card, or personal check at the locations listed below. The permits will be issued one per household on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Permits cannot be reserved. Last year, all permits sold out within the first week, so the public is encouraged to purchase their permit as soon as possible beginning Nov. 16.
This year, the Flagstaff Ranger Station will be selling 200 permits for Pinyon and Juniper trees within two designated Christmas tree cutting areas in the Flagstaff Ranger District, and 300 permits for Fir, Pinyon Pine, or Ponderosa Pine trees within designated areas of the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. A map will be provided with each permit, as well as the stipulations and limitations regarding the size of tree that can be cut.
The Mogollon Rim Ranger Station will have 600 permits for sale for areas within the Mogollon Rim Ranger District, which includes Fir, Pinyon Pine, and Ponderosa Pine trees in designated areas located approximately 1 to 2.5 hours south of Flagstaff.
Permits will not be sold at the Forest Headquarters location.