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Christmas Tree Cutting
Unincorporated Family Adventure Outdoor Adventurer

Pick your perfect Christmas tree this season!

Plumas National Forest

Permits are required to cut your own tree; walk-in permits are available through Dec. 24 while permits-by-mail must be received by Dec. 1 to ensure timely delivery. Trees may be cut through the end of December. Permits are $10 (plus a $2.50 service fee if purchased online) and include a map of tree cutting areas, as well as safety information and helpful tips. Two permits are allowed per household; please read the instructions on your permit carefully! There are no refunds.

Because cutting areas may be quickly limited by snow, dress warmly and plan to get your tree early. Cell phone coverage may be scarce in remote areas so make sure you’ve planned ahead for contingencies like flat tires and being stuck on a cold, muddy roads. Let someone know where you are going and leave them a map, plus pertinent phone numbers and a description of your vehicle.

More program specifics, including mail-in instructions, may be found at:

Lassen National Forest

You can also get a permit for cutting your tree in Lassen National Forest, by mail only.

If you would like to cut a Christmas tree on the LNF, send your request for a Christmas tree permit along with a check for $10.00 to one of the following locations:

· Almanor Ranger District, 900 E. Hwy 36, P.O. Box 767, Chester CA 96020

· Eagle Lake Ranger District, 477-050 Eagle Lake Road, Susanville, CA 96130

· Hat Creek Ranger District, 43225 E. Hwy 299, P.O. Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028

· Supervisor’s Office, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130

You can also purchase permits at the Butte Meadow Mercantile & Resort

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