BLM offers Christmas tree-cutting permits

Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands within designated areas of the Grand Junction Field Office are now on sale.

Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased at the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Permits are also available seven days a week at the Glade Park Store, (intersection of DS and 16.5 Rd).

More than one permit may be purchased at a time for family and friends, but the trees are for personal use and may not be resold. Pinyon pine and junipers are the only types of trees that may be cut.

All areas designated for cutting Christmas trees are within an hour’s drive of Grand Junction, depending on weather and road conditions. Maps can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/christmas_tree_permits.html.

Four-wheel drive vehicles equipped with tire chains, a shovel and emergency supplies are recommended for all cutting areas.

Information: 970 244-3000.



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