Christmas tree cutting permits available now

Lassen National Forest Christmas tree permits will be on sale from Nov. 1 through Dec. 21.

Permits cost $10 and may be used to cut one tree on Lassen National Forest between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25. Each household may purchase up to two permits.  Along with the permit, buyers will also receive a map showing cutting areas, requirements and helpful tips.

Although tree cutting is permitted through Dec. 25, officials recommend cutting early in the season before higher elevations become snowbound. Trees can stay fresh for several weeks when properly cared for.

Permits may be purchased at these Lassen National Forest visitor centers and work stations and via mail. Order forms are available at fs.usda.gov/lassen  (see “Passes & Permits” section). Mailed requests should be directed to the nearest Forest Service office listed below and must be received on or before Dec. 7. To expedite requests, submitters should write “Christmas Tree Permit” on the envelope.
Permits may be purchased at the following locations at the following dates and times:

Eagle Lake Ranger Station
477-050 Eagle Lake Road Susanville
257-4188

Almanor Ranger Station
P.O. Box 767
900 East Highway 36
Chester, CA
258-2141

Lassen National Forest Headquarters
2550 Riverside Drive Susanville
257-2151

The above are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday Nov. 1 through Dec. 21 (except for holidays) and from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. on the following Saturdays — Nov. 4, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8

Hat Creek Ranger Station
P.O. Box 220,
43225 East Highway 299
Fall River Mills
336-5521

Will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (Nov. 1 to Dec. 21, except holidays)

Old Station Visitor Center
Junction of Highway 89 and 44 in Old Station

Will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 3 through Dec. 15 with a special day scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday: Nov. 23
(No mail-in requests accepted)