El Dorado National Forest Christmas Tree Permits

El Dorado National Forest Christmas Tree Permits 

The El Dorado National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 18. Permits and tags will be available at the Amador District Office in Pioneer. Pine, Fir or Cedar trees up to 6 inches in diameter at the base can be cut with this permit. Christmas tree permits will be issued with tree tags at a cast of $10 per tag (cash only), with a limit of two tags per family or address. Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis until all tags are sold. Cutting under these permits will be allowed until December 31 to accommodate military families who may need to celebrate a delayed Christmas. Cutting Christmas trees offers a traditional holiday experience, and helps to thin out smaller diameter trees on the forest, which creates a healthier forest over time. A Christmas tree cutting map will be provided to all permit holders and is required to be in the permittee’s possession when cutting. This map identifies areas of the forest where Christmas tree cutting is allowed. Permit holders should only drive vehicles within one car length from the road. For more information visit the El Dorado National Forest Website.

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