Beginning November 25th, permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Gila National Forest will be available at all Ranger District offices.
Permits are available for purchase four days earlier than past years in efforts to reduce the Thanksgiving Day rush.
Permits will be selling for $5 each with a limit of one per household. For aromatic pinon trees, permits are available free of charge. Any tree species up to 10’ high may be cut.
Forest offices are open Monday through Friday (except on holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the Black Range Ranger District is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact the local ranger district offices for further information on Christmas tree cutting.