The U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest – Salida Ranger District is selling Christmas tree cutting permits online this year.
The permits are $10 each (limit of two per family) with a $2.50 transaction fee. Visit www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/psicc.
To receive permits by mail, send a check or money order along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: U.S. Forest Service Attn: Christmas Tree Permit, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida, CO 81201.
Trees may be cut District-wide with a few exceptions. Developed recreation sites and Wilderness areas are closed to cutting. Handsaws and axes are the only tools allowed – chainsaws are prohibited.
Remember to wear warm clothes and bring a rope to secure the tree to the vehicle. Also keep in mind that U.S. Forest Service roads are not plowed and some roads close seasonally on Dec. 1.
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