Arizona News – Coconino National forest will begin selling a limited number of Christmas tree permits online starting Nov. 9 at 8 a.m., and permit owners will be allowed to begin cutting Nov. 17 through Dec. 31.
A total of 1,300 permits will be available for purchase on the Coconino NF Christmas tree permit site online through Recreation.gov, which also lists details about designated cutting areas, maps, dates, and types of trees that may be cut.
Four hundred permits will be designated for cutting areas within the Flagstaff Ranger District, while 900 permits will be designated for the cutting areas within the Mogollon Rim Ranger District.
When purchasing a permit online, it is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction. Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.
Many other national forests are also selling Christmas tree permits online for their districts. To find out if online Christmas tree permits are available in your neck of the woods, visit http://www.recreation.gov and search for “Christmas Tree Permits” to pull up a list of all the national forests that are participating.