BLM offers Christmas tree permits for sale
by Bureau of Land Management
December 1, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now offering Christmas tree permits for sale.
Permits may be purchased between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. from any BLM Wyoming field office. The cost for a permit ranges from $5 to $10 per tree depending on the location and the size of tree. Up to a maximum of five Christmas trees can be purchased by an individual for personal use on BLM-administered lands.
A BLM permit is valid for trees located on BLM lands only. Permits for U.S. Forest Service trees can also be obtained at some local BLM offices.
Tree cutters must have a valid permit with them while cutting a tree. Trees may not be cut within a wilderness area, wilderness study area, timber sale area, or administrative sites such as developed campgrounds.
Although the Christmas tree permits are for any tree species, the BLM recommends Engelmann spruce, sub-alpine fir, Douglas fir and lodgepole pine as the best species to cut for your Christmas tree.
It is the purchaserís responsibility to not trespass on private land and to make sure youíre cutting the tree in the correct area. Be prepared for winter weather and high country conditions.
For more information call your local BLM office.