El Dorado Nat. Forest To Begin Sale Of Christmas Tree Permits

El Dorado Nat. Forest To Begin Sale Of Christmas Tree Permits

The El Dorado National Forest will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 13th. Permit holders may choose from a variety of Pine, Fir and Cedar trees up to six inches in diameter at the base in designated cutting areas. Permits will be issued during regular business hours through December 28th. El Dorado National Forest tags cost $10 each (cash only) with a limit of four tags per family or address and a forest limit of 4,500 tags total. Tags are available at the Amador Ranger District, on Silver Drive in Pioneer. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM until 4:30PM and the following Saturdays: Nov. 18th, and Dec. 2nd, and Dec. 9th from 8AM until 4:30 PM. Cutting a Christmas tree not only offers a traditional holiday experience, but also helps to this the forest of excessive smaller trees, which helps to create a healthier forest over time. Be sure to select a tree that is six inches or less in diameter by using a ruler provided on the tag and measuring at the base of the tree. Be sure to follow all rules outlined on the permit. Cutting under these permits will be allowed until Dec. 31 to accommodate military families and others who may need to celebrate a delayed Christmas. In addition to Christmas trees, permits are available for many other forest products including fuel wood, edible plants, decorative floral greens, cones, mushrooms, boughs, rocks and poles. 

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