Nov 052014

Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase beginning Monday, Nov. 10, on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

This year, there are 7,500 Christmas tree permits available on the Apache-Sitgreaves. Payment methods accepted are credit cards, cash or check (please have a valid driver’s license or photo ID). They can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at all five ranger districts and the supervisor’s office, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at the Mogollon Rim Visitor Center until mid-December.

Cutting is allowed starting Nov. 14 as long as a permit has been purchased, and will end at midnight on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). General information about the Christmas tree cutting program is also available on the Christmas tree permit hotline at (928) 333-6229 and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests website,