The most pleasant and iconic symbol of the Christmas season is the Christmas tree. The scent of a freshly cut evergreen tree brings an immediate spirit of festivity to the home. While many prefer to buy their trees, both faux and live, the grand tradition of scouting the perfect wild tree is familiar to many.
The Bureau of Land Management and The U.S. Forest Service are now issuing permits for the harvest of Christmas trees. They will be issuing permits through December 3, 2017. According to a press release from the BLM Arizona Field office, “Permits can be obtained at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790. As the visitor center is currently under construction, please visit the temporary visitor center located in the parking lot of the Riverside Drive building.”
Permits for individual trees can be obtained in the following areas:
- Arizona Strip Field Office, Bureau of Land Management ($5 per permit)
- St. George Field Office, Bureau of Land Management ($10 per permit)
- Dixie National Forest ($10 for trees from 1-10 feet high/$20 for trees 11-20 feet high)
If you have a fourth-grade student, you can get a Christmas tree permit for free as a part of President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” program.
For more information, you can call 435-688-3200.