Monday, November 21, 2011

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Starting today, permits are being issued to those that want to cut down their own Christmas trees. The permits will be given out between today and December 23rd 2011, OR until they are sold out, whichever comes first.

Hurry and get your before they sell out! Here's how:

Price: $10

  • 3 permits per person; 
  • Must purchase by check or cash in the exact amount. Forest Service offices cannot take credit or debit cards or make change. 
  • No refunds are allowed 
  • Should purchase permit from the district where you plan to cut your tree(s). Ferron/Price Map Sanpete Map 
  • Authorization to cut a tree over 8 feet tall must be obtained from a district office prior to purchase and will cost an extra 50 cents for each foot greater than 8 feet, to be paid at the time the permit is purchased.
How to Purchase:
All purchasers will be issued a tag(s), cutting instructions and a map.

By mail, at a Forest Service office, or at a local vendor

By Mail:
Send an order including the number of tree permits you want to buy, your name, address, phone number, and a check for $10/per permit made out to the USDA Forest Service. Please send your order to the district (listed below) where you wish to cut the tree(s). A permit will be sent by return mail. If you wish to cut a tree taller than 8 feet, you may request authorization by mail and increase the amount of your check for the additional cost.

Forest Service Offices 

Supervisor's Office/Price District
599 W. Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-637-2817
Open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sanpete District
540 North Main Street
Ephraim, UT 84627-1117
Phone: 435-283-4151
Open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Ferron-Price District
115 West Canyon Road
P.O. Box 310
Ferron, UT 84523
Phone: 435-384-2372
Open Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m 

Moab District Office
62 East 100 North
P.O. Box 386
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-7155
Open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Monticello District Office
496 East Central
P.O. Box 820
Monticello, UT 84535
Phone: 435-587-2041
Open Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Local Vendors 
  • Sutherland Lumber, 406 S. Hwy 55, Price, Utah 
  • Main Street Market, 15 W. Main Street, Ferron, Utah 
  • The Edge of The Cedars State Park and Museum, 600 West 400 North, Blanding, Utah 
  • Choice Hardware & Home Center, 1005 N. Main, Nephi, Utah 
  • Beck’s Home Furnishings, 14 West Main, Mt. Pleasant, Utah 
  • Rasmussen Ace Hardware, 435 South Main, Gunnison, Utah
A special thanks to the @UtahGov twitter page for tweeting this information. Information in this post was found on the USDA Forest Service website.

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